Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Pathway discovered that prevents buildup of Alzheimer's protein

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have discovered a pathway that functions like a car wash to prevent the buildup of a toxic protein associated with Alzheimer's disease. The report appeared online today in ...

Neuroscience

Vicious circle leads to loss of brain cells in old age

The so-called CB1 receptor is responsible for the intoxicating effect of cannabis. However, it also appears to act as a kind of "sensor" with which neurons measure and control the activity of certain immune cells in the brain. ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

How does alcohol influence the development of Alzheimer's disease?

Research from the University of Illinois at Chicago has found that some of the genes affected by alcohol and inflammation are also implicated in processes that clear amyloid beta—the protein that forms globs of plaques ...

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