Neuroscience

Super-agers show resistance to tau and amyloid accumulation

Super-agers, or individuals whose cognitive skills are above the norm even at an advanced age, have been found to have increased resistance to tau and amyloid proteins, according to research presented at the Society of Nuclear ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Brain imaging can predict Alzheimer's-related memory loss

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet have imaged tau protein in the brains of living patients with Alzheimer's disease. The amount and spread of tau proved a predictor of future memory loss. Brain imaging for measuring tau ...

Neuroscience

Plasticity may make neurons vulnerable to Alzheimer's disease

Neurons that regularly remodel are more prone to Alzheimer's disease and die when that remodeling goes awry, a new study suggests. The work is the first to track the progression of Alzheimer's at the genetic and molecular ...

Neuroscience

New blood test for Alzheimer's developed

A new blood test for Alzheimer's disease has been developed under the leadership of researchers at the University of Gothenburg. The method is based on measuring a specific variant of tau protein in ordinary blood samples, ...

Medical research

Alzheimer's and an unusual molecular chaperone

Among the hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease are the Alzheimer fibrils, deposits of the tau protein, which accumulate in nerve cells in the form of fibres and disrupt communication between nerve cells. But how does this fibre ...

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