The more risk variants in a person’s genome, the faster they decline on both cognitive and motor tests.
Topline results suggested that the anti-inflammatory treatment stabilized cognition and function over six months. The trial did not include biomarkers.
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Aging macrophages and microglia poorly burn glucose and enter an inflammatory state. Revving their metabolism preserved synapses and memory in mice. What does prostaglandin have to do with it?
Some people with severe COVID-19 have neurovascular injury and elevated markers of neural damage in their blood and CSF. What’s going on in their brains?
Plaque-ridden 5xFAD mice were no better at fending off an intracerebral herpes virus infection than their wild-type counterparts. The virus was not to be found within Aβ plaques and did not spur plaques to form.
Researchers identified genetic variants that may explain why some ApoE4 carriers remain free of Alzheimer’s, while some ApoE2 carriers do not.
Scientists at the AAT-AD/PD conference debuted new detection methods for this biomarker, which they say distinguished healthy controls from MCI and AD.
Assays will help doctors diagnose Alzheimer’s disease and amnestic mild cognitive impairment in Taiwanese clinics.
Besides the big-gun antibodies and BACE inhibitors, smaller, lesser-known drug programs are inching their way through the clinical trials pipeline. As is often the case, Phase 1 seems encouraging.
Despite plaques and tangles in the brain, this group, on average, maintains their cognitive skills over two to four years, suggesting the presence of resilience factors.
In response to an FDA request, the drug’s sponsor submitted new data analyses. The agency moved the action date to June 7.
Mutated huntingtin may stow away in synaptic vesicles to sneak from one neuron to another.
Conformations of misfolded tau survive injection from one mouse to the next, a property shared by prions.
In mouse brain slices at least, tau shuffles in and out of protein inclusions. The tangles grew more inert as the tissue aged.