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Latest γ-Secretase Substrate Involved in Synaptic Stability, Autism?

Over the years, γ-secretase has garnered intense interest from scientists and drug developers who have targeted the multimeric complex in an attempt to curb production of amyloid-β (Aβ), the peptide believed to underlie Alzheimer’s disease. Meanwhile, the ...

International Student Workshop on AD

What makes a good grant proposal in Alzheimer’s research? How to develop and present it? What are funders looking for? Students from all over the world learned the answers by working hands-on with established Alzheimer’s disease researchers at a workshop ...

Using ADNI Data—Online Training, Part 1

On 4 April 2013, the Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative biostatistics core held the first session of its two-part online training course on using ADNI data. Led by Danielle Harvey of the University of California, Davis, the session gave a ...

Webinar: O Blood-Based Biomarker, Where Art Thou?

Our Webinar on 17 June 2013 covered the latest research and future directions on blood-based biomarkers discussed at a recent Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation/Alzheimer’s Association conference. Sid O’Bryant, Texas Tech University, Lubbock; Samantha ...

Neurovascular Underpinnings of Alzheimer's Dementia

Whether it’s a Bach concerto, Fermat's last theorem, or simply remembering the way home from the grocery store, cognition comes at a price. The brain depends on an elaborate network of blood vessels to feed its voracious appetite for oxygen and ...

Good-Bye Overexpression, Hello APP Knock-in. A Better Model?

Researchers rely on transgenic mice to model Alzheimer's disease, but these models are far from perfect. Some can only be maintained on specific genetic backgrounds, some die young or have surprising phenotypes when crossed with other mouse lines, ...

Apoptosis in Alzheimer Disease

Paul Coleman, with Carl Cotman, Mark A. Smith, and George Perry, led this live discussion on 24 March 1999. Readers are invited to submit additional comments by using our Comments form at the bottom of the page. Transcript: Live discussion held 24 March ...

Cell Death: Time to Push It Out of the Doldrums

We invite you to participate in this Forum Discussion with Yong Shen (Sun Health Research Institute). This discussion will not be hosted via our live discussion software. Instead, we will develop written exchanges between our participants and Yong Shen. ...

An Idiosyncratic View of AD Biomarkers

Dr. Coleman led this live discussion on how biomarker information and basic science of AD can inform each other. He reviewed how the more common biomarkers of tau and Aß peptides relate to the major neurobiological deficits in AD—synaptic loss and ...

Whole Genome Study for Parkinson Disease

Katrina Gwinn-Hardy led this Web seminar and discussion on the whole genome study of Parkinson disease which was published recently in Lancet Neurology. Co-author Gwinn-Hardy presented the findings and introduced some discussion topics around data sharing ...

Presenilin Loss of Function—Plan B for AD?

These are comfortable times for the amyloid hypothesis, it would seem. Every week brings more good news about some anti-amyloid intervention having “cured” mice from their “Alzheimer’s.” On the human front, we are eagerly awaiting such therapeutics to ...

The Neuroplasticity Theory of Alzheimer's Disease

J. Wesson Ashford led this live discussion on 8 April 2002. Readers are invited to submit additional comments by using our Comments form at the bottom of the page. Transcript: Live discussion held Tuesday, 8 April 2002 Participants: John Wesson Ashford ...

Data-mining for Medications That Affect the Incidence of Dementia

Ben Wolozin of the Boston University School of Medicine presented some results from analyzing a 4.5 million-subject database of medical records to identify medications that are associated with reduction or increase in the incidence of dementia. His team& ...

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