Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Progress in world's first Alzheimer's vaccine

With more than 7.5 million new cases of Alzheimer's disease a year, the race to find a vaccine and effective treatment for dementia is growing by the day.

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Alzheimer's disease is a 'double-prion disorder,' study shows

Two proteins central to the pathology of Alzheimer's disease act as prions—misshapen proteins that spread through tissue like an infection by forcing normal proteins to adopt the same misfolded shape—according to new ...

Neuroscience

Stress-related protein speeds progression of Alzheimer's disease

A stress-related protein genetically linked to depression, anxiety and other psychiatric disorders contributes to the acceleration of Alzheimer's disease, a new study led by researchers at the University of South Florida ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Plant reveals anti-Alzheimer's compounds

Japanese scientists have developed a method to isolate and identify active compounds in plant medicines, which accurately accounts for drug behavior in the body. Using the technique, they have identified several active compounds ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Drug compound halts Alzheimer's-related damage in mice

Under ordinary circumstances, the protein tau contributes to the normal, healthy functioning of brain neurons. In some people, though, it collects into toxic tangles that damage brain cells. Such tangles are a hallmark of ...

Neuroscience

Tau-induced memory loss in Alzheimer's mice is reversible

Amyloid-beta and tau protein deposits in the brain are characteristic features of Alzheimer disease. The effect on the hippocampus, the area of the brain that plays a central role in learning and memory, is particularly severe. ...

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