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 ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Stressed, toxic, zombie cells seen for first time in Alzheimer's

A type of cellular stress known to be involved in cancer and aging has now been implicated, for the first time, in Alzheimer's disease. UT Health San Antonio faculty researchers reported the discovery Monday [August 20, 2018] ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

PET tracer gauges effectiveness of promising Alzheimer's treatment

In the December featured basic science article in The Journal of Nuclear Medicine, Belgian researchers report on the first large-scale longitudinal imaging study to evaluate BACE1 inhibition with micro-PET in mouse models ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Diagnosing Alzheimer's with diamonds and PET scans

Deep within our brains is a dense forest of 100 billion nerve cells. Each of those cells has about 15,000 dendrites that branch out to connect with dendrites from other nerve cells, generating more than 100 trillion points ...

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