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New mouse model could revolutionize Alzheimer’s research

Alzheimer's disease, the primary cause of dementia in the elderly, imposes a tremendous social and economic burden on modern society. In Japan, the burden...

Alzheimer’s in a dish

Stem cells from patients offer model and drug-discovery platform for early onset form of disease Harvard stem cell scientists have successfully converted skins cells from...

Protein crosses blood-brain barrier to degrade Alzheimer plaques

The body is structured to ensure that any invading organisms have a tough time reaching the brain, an organ obviously critical to survival. Known as...

High blood sugar makes Alzheimer’s plaque more toxic to the brain

High blood-sugar levels, such as those linked with Type 2 diabetes, make beta amyloid protein associated with Alzheimer’s disease dramatically more toxic to cells...

Alzheimer’s missing link found: Is a promising target for new drugs

Yale School of Medicine researchers have discovered a protein that is the missing link in the complicated chain of events that lead to Alzheimer’s...

Blocking overactive receptor in Alzheimer’s recovers memory loss and more

A new study shows that memory pathology in older mice with Alzheimer's disease can be reversed with treatment. The study by researchers from the...

Protein in the brain could be a key target in controlling...

A protein recently discovered in the brain could play a key role in regulating the creation of amyloid beta, the major component of plaques...

Researchers Create Experimental Vaccine Against Alzheimer’s

Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have created an experimental vaccine against beta-amyloid, the small protein that forms plaques in the brain and is...

Gene therapy cuts levels of Alzheimer's protein

A molecule that naturally degrades a protein linked to Alzheimer's disease appears to reduce the levels of that protein by nearly 50 percent when delivered by gene therapy, researchers at the Salk Institute and UC San Diego have found in collaboration with researchers at the University of Kentucky. The findings appear in the March 15 issue of the Journal of Neuroscience.

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