Neuroscience

Increased brain protein levels linked to Alzheimer's

(PhysOrg.com) -- Elevated levels of a growth protein in the brains of Alzheimer's disease patients is linked to impaired neurogenesis, the process by which new neurons are generated, say researchers at the University of California, ...

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 ...

Medical research

Research links senescent cells and atherosclerosis progression

Atherosclerosis is a disease in which arteries narrow due to plaques. That narrowing can lead to heart attacks and strokes—both of which are leading causes of death in the U.S. Now, in a paper published in Science, Mayo ...

Medical research

High-speed 'label-free' imaging could reveal dangerous plaques

(Medical Xpress)—Researchers are close to commercializing a new type of medical imaging technology that could diagnose cardiovascular disease by measuring ultrasound signals from molecules exposed to a fast-pulsing laser.

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 ...

Medical research

Team creates cells that line blood vessels

In a scientific first, Harvard Stem Cell Institute scientists have successfully grown the cells that line the blood vessels—called vascular endothelial cells—from human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), revealing ...

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