Health

Strawberries may fend off Alzheimer's

Could strawberries as a snack or in your cereal, salads or smoothie help protect your brain from Alzheimer's? Maybe so, according to a new study from researchers at RUSH.

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Untangling the role of tau in Alzheimer's disease

Alzheimer's disease is a brain disorder that causes neurons to die, slowly destroying memory and thinking skills. It's the most common type of dementia, impacting an estimated 50 million people worldwide, and is a particularly ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Key signaling pathway in immune cells could be new Alzheimer's target

Inhibiting an important signaling pathway in brain-resident immune cells may calm brain inflammation and thereby slow the disease process in Alzheimer's and some other neurodegenerative diseases, suggests a study by Weill ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Brain tissue inflammation is key to Alzheimer's disease progression

Neuroinflammation is the key driver of the spread of pathologically misfolded proteins in the brain and causes cognitive impairment in patients with Alzheimer's disease, researchers from the University of Pittsburgh School ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Good news, bad news from Alzheimer's vaccine trial

An experimental Alzheimer's vaccine appears to safely clear abnormal tau protein from the brain, but it's not yet clear whether the shot will be able to save brain function.

Neuroscience

How a tangled protein kills brain cells, promotes Alzheimer's

Look deep inside the brain of someone with Alzheimer's disease, most forms of dementia or the concussion-related syndrome known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) and you'll find a common suspected culprit: stringy, ...

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