Chris Dobson, Master of Protein Folding Research, Dies at 69

COMMUNITY NEWS 2019-09-17 Community News Researchers are mourning the passing of a giant in the field of protein chemistry. Christopher Dobson succumbed to cancer on September 8, a month shy of his 70th birthday. Dobson, who had worked at the University of Cambridge since 2001, ...

Among AD Mutations, Only ApoE4 Seems to Hobble Microglia

RESEARCH NEWS 2019-09-14 Research News New research adds to the evidence that ApoE regulates microglial health and activity. Researchers led by Tarja Malm at the University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio, examined how several Alzheimer’s risk factors affect microglia generated from ...

In Mice and Men, Prostate Drug Reportedly Treats Parkinson’s Disease

RESEARCH NEWS 2019-09-20 Research News A drug commonly prescribed to keep enlarged prostates in check may hold promise for Parkinson’s disease. According to a study published September 16 in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, terazosin (TZ), an α1-adrenergic receptor ...

Phase 3 Trial Suggests Pimavanserin Assuages Psychosis in Dementia

RESEARCH NEWS 2019-09-18 Research News A Phase 3 trial of pimavanserin was halted early when the study met its primary endpoint of delaying relapse to psychosis in people with dementia, according to a press release  by its sponsor, Acadia Pharmaceuticals. Pimavanserin —a ...

Mutant Tau Stiffens Axon Cytoskeleton Near Soma

RESEARCH NEWS 2019-09-20 Research News Changes to the microtubule-binding protein tau cause it to fall off these struts and aggregate, forming neurofibrillary tangles. But is that the reason for tau toxicity? A study in the September 18 Neuron suggests that V337M tau, a variant ...

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