Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Study offers new insight into how Alzheimer's disease begins

A new study from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston offers important insight into how Alzheimer's disease begins within the brain. The researchers found a relationship between inflammation, a toxic protein ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Dementia plaques attack language center of brain

The recent ability to peer into the brain of living individuals with a rare type of language dementia, primary progressive aphasia (PPA), provides important new insights into the beginning stages of this disease—which results ...


Researchers look at waste clearance in the brain during sleep

Researchers in the US have used rats and mice to explore how sleep posture alters the way in which toxic proteins are cleared from the brain. The research was published in the Journal of Neuroscience on 10 August.

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