Researchers split $200,000 for their theories on the role of six microbes—one virus, four bacteria, and one parasite—in Alzheimer’s.
In mice, an anti-ApoE antibody removed plaques from the brain’s parenchyma and blood vessels better than aducanumab. Importantly, it caused no microhemorrhages.
The commercial test uses a few drops of saliva. It must be ordered by a physician. Plans are also in the works to use the test to select participants for clinical trials.
Van Leeuwen was best known for finding frameshift mutations in APP and ubiquitin B in the brains of people with tauopathies.
Based on pooled data from five well-characterized cohorts, women appear to initially outperform men, but then slide faster, on global cognition and executive function. Oddly, this was not true for memory.
Epidemiology study reveals 1.5-times higher risk of dementia after herpes virus infection. Short-term antiviral treatment appears to lower risk.