Busted transport system unites neurodegenerative diseases

New treatments may result from identifying a likely culprit behind the brain build-up that ties all neurodegenerative diseases together.

Katherine Fenz-Rockefeller | Dec. 9, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine alzheimers-disease brains neurodegenerative-diseases neurons parkinsons-disease

What crabs can tell us about brain ‘building blocks’

"Until we can understand each component, we can't expect to take the brain apart and put it back together again in order to figure out how it works."

Eric Stann-Missouri | Dec. 9, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine alzheimers-disease brains nervous-system neurons

Cadmium, gene combo can speed up cognitive decline

Exposure to cadmium could speed up cognitive impairment, but it's even worse for people with a gene key to Alzheimer's disease.

Ashlie Chandler-Washington | Dec. 3, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

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Biosensor for stem cells could lead to Alzheimer’s therapies

A new biosensor technology may help pave the way for using stem cells to treat neurological diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.

Todd Bates-Rutgers | Nov. 12, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine alzheimers-disease graphene nanotechnology parkinsons-disease sensors stem-cells

Alzheimer’s family mystery: How did one woman resist the disease?

One woman's resistance to genetic, early-onset Alzheimer's disease may hold the key to future therapies for the neurodegenerative disease.

Sonia Fernandez-UCSB | Nov. 5, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine aging alzheimers-disease families genes

Symptoms pop up earlier for kids of people with dementia

People with dementia who had a parent with the condition tend to develop symptoms years earlier, and even sooner if both parents had it.

Tamara Bhandari-Washington University | Oct. 23, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology aging alzheimers-disease brains dementia memory parents prediction

TOM-1 protein may put the brakes on Alzheimer’s inflammation

Low levels of a protein called TOM-1 may be behind inflammation in Alzheimer's disease, but fixing the problem could be a new way to fight the condition.

Tom Vasich-UC Irvine | Oct. 7, 2019 | futurity
~2 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine alzheimers-disease brains inflammation proteins

1 method may prevent brain cell death in several diseases

There may be a way to prevent the worst damage in neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's, Huntington's, ALS, and others.

Bruce Goldman-Stanford | Sept. 26, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine als alzheimers-disease brains mitochondria neurodegenerative-diseases

Drug may protect against Alzheimer’s symptoms

A new drug called BPN14770 could protect against memory loss, nerve damage, and other Alzheimer's symptoms by fighting amyloid beta.

Marcene Robinson-Buffalo | Sept. 10, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine alzheimers-disease drug-development memory

Without microglia, mouse brains don’t form Alzheimer’s plaques

When researchers removed immune cells called microglia from mice with Alzheimer's, the disease's telltale plaques never formed.

Tom Vasich-UC Irvine | Aug. 26, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

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