Alzheimer’s plaque emerges early and deep in the brain

Clumps of amyloid protein emerge early in deep regions, such as the mammillary body, and march outward in the brain along specific circuits.

David Orenstein | Picower Institute | Oct. 8, 2019 | mit
~6 mins   

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Tissue model reveals role of blood-brain barrier in Alzheimer’s

Study finds that Alzheimer’s damage allows toxins to enter the brain, further harming neurons.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office | Aug. 12, 2019 | mit
~6 mins   

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Why visual stimulation may work against Alzheimer’s

New findings help explain the surprising discovery that exposure to flickering light reduces amyloid plaques in mice.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office | May 7, 2019 | mit
~7 mins   

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Brain wave stimulation may improve Alzheimer’s symptoms

Noninvasive treatment improves memory and reduces amyloid plaques in mice.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office | March 14, 2019 | mit
~6 mins   

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Neuroscientists discover roles of gene linked to Alzheimer’s | MIT News

Study reveals why people with the APOE4 gene have higher risk of the disease.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office | May 31, 2018
~7 mins |

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MIT research laid groundwork for promising Alzheimer’s-fighting drink | MIT News

Studies by Richard Wurtman have led to development of nutrient mix shown to slow cognitive impairment in early stages of the disease.

Rob Matheson | MIT News Office | Oct. 30, 2017
~9 mins |

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MIT neuroscientists build case for new theory of memory formation | MIT News

Existence of “silent engrams” suggests that existing models of memory formation should be revised.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office | Oct. 23, 2017
~8 mins |

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