Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Why BACE inhibitors may be failing Alzheimer's trials

Completely blocking the activity of an enzyme that produces amyloid plaques observed in Alzheimer's disease (AD) interferes with the regulation of new neurons generated in the adult hippocampus, according to a study of mice ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Healthy mitochondria could stop Alzheimer's

Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia and neurodegeneration worldwide. A major hallmark of the disease is the accumulation of toxic plaques in the brain, formed by the abnormal aggregation of a protein called ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Structural analysis of relevant drug targets for Alzheimer's disease

Alzheimer's Disease (AD) is classified as a neurodegenerative non-curable disease that affects millions worldwide. Current drugs have side effects that are significant. In AD, the beta-amyloid precursor protein (β-APP) that ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Scientists reveal how beta-amyloid may cause Alzheimer's

Scientists at the Stanford University School of Medicine have shown how a protein fragment known as beta-amyloid, strongly implicated in Alzheimer's disease, begins destroying synapses before it clumps into plaques that lead ...

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