Alzheimer's disease & dementia

How toxic protein spreads in Alzheimer's disease

Toxic versions of the protein tau are believed to cause death of neurons of the brain in Alzheimer's disease. A new study published in Nature Communications shows that the spread of toxic tau in the human brain in elderly ...

Neuroscience

Protein shapes matter in Alzheimer's research

Sometimes proteins misfold. When that happens in the human brain, the pileup of misfolded proteins can lead to neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and ALS.

Medical research

Simple molecular reagents to treat Alzheimer's disease

Sometimes the most complex problems actually have very simple solutions. A group of South Korean researchers reported an efficient and effective redox-based strategy for incorporating multiple functions into simple molecular ...

Medical research

CRISPR helps identify potential Alzheimer's-related protein

Experts at the University of Tokyo have identified a new protein in the pathway that leads to Alzheimer's disease. Researchers used the "molecular scissors" of CRISPR/Cas9 to search for new genes related to the neurodegenerative ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Alzheimer's: the 'switch-on moment' discovered

The past three decades saw a dramatic improvement in our understanding of what brings about Alzheimer's disease. Two proteins are thought to be responsible: amyloid and tau. The most widely accepted theory is that a critical ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Researchers identify correlation between MBI and Alzheimer's

In recent years, scientists have conducted more than 100 clinical trials in the hopes of finding new indicators capable of diagnosing Alzheimer's disease prior to the manifestation of clinical symptoms such as memory loss. ...

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