Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Novel Alzheimer's disease amyloid β polymorph revealed

Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a neurological condition leading to dementia that worsens with age as patients exhibit cognitive, memory, and psychological deficits. While current therapies focus on relieving these symptoms to ...

Oncology & Cancer

An amyloid link between Parkinson's disease and melanoma

On the surface, Parkinson's disease—a neurodegenerative disorder—and melanoma—a type of skin cancer—do not appear to have much in common. However, for nearly 50 years, doctors have recognized that Parkinson's disease ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Researchers adapt amyloid technology to catch coronavirus

Two researchers at the University of California, Davis, are adapting their technology for amyloid-based, self-organizing protein scaffolds to combat coronavirus. They hope the technique could be used in diagnostic tests or ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

New indication of a link between Alzheimer's and diabetes

Pathological protein clumps are characteristic of a series of diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, and type 2 diabetes. Scientists at Forschungszentrum Jülich, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Novel compound is promising drug candidate for Alzheimer's disease

A newly identified compound is a promising candidate for inhibiting the production of amyloids, the abnormal proteins that form toxic clumps, called fibrils, inside the brains of patients with Alzheimer's disease. As published ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Uncovering the unusual way aggregates hijack proteins

Utrecht scientists have uncovered how aggregates alter the behavior of Tau protein, known to play a role in Alzheimer's disease. On a molecular level, the researchers have revealed why certain proteins tend to bind to Tau ...

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