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January 16, 2019

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January 16, 2019

Herpes Viruses and Tumors Evolved to Learn How to Manipulate the Same Ancient RNA

Jan. 14, 2019 — Herpes viral infections use the ancient genetic material found in the human genome to proliferate, mimicking the same process tumors have been found to manipulate, Mount Sinai researchers have shown ... read more

Better Mouse Model Built to Enable Precision-Medicine Research for Alzheimer's

Dec. 27, 2018 — Incorporating genetic diversity into a mouse model of Alzheimer's disease resulted in greater overlap with the genetic, molecular and clinical features of this pervasive human disease, according ... read more

What Helps People Live Well With Dementia

Dec. 21, 2018 — Psychological aspects, such as optimism, self-esteem, loneliness and depression were closely linked to ability to optimize quality of life and wellbeing in both people with dementia and carers. ... read more

Scientists Uncover How Protein Clumps Damage Cells in Parkinson's

Dec. 20, 2018 — Research into the root cause of Parkinson's aims to advance work on a disease-modifying ... read more

Dec. 20, 2018 — An ultrasensitive test has been developed that detects a corrupted protein associated with Alzheimer's disease and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a condition found in athletes, military ... read more

New Brain Changes in Early Alzheimer's Disease

Dec. 20, 2018 — Researchers have discovered new changes occurring in the human brain in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease. The researchers used a multiomic approach to determine RNA, protein, and ... read more

Tau Protein Suppresses Neural Activity in Mouse Models of Alzheimer's Disease

Dec. 19, 2018 — A study sheds new light on how the hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease -- amyloid-beta plaques and neurofibrillary tangles containing the protein tau -- produce their damaging effects in the ... read more

Genetic Cause of ALS and Frontotemporal Dementia Blocked by RNA-Binding Compound

Dec. 18, 2018 — A new compound blocks the most common genetic cause of familial ALS and frontotemporal dementia. Results suggest that the target currently being pursued by many research groups may not actually be ... read more

Dec. 18, 2018 — Scientists identified two distinct control mechanisms in the developmental transition of undifferentiated stem cells into healthy brain cells. This fundamental research using mice may inform ... read more

One Type of Brain Cell May Invite Alzheimer's

Dec. 17, 2018 — Researchers found that excitatory neurons -- those that are more likely to trigger an action (as opposed to inhibitory neurons, which are less likely to prompt neural activity) -- are more vulnerable ... read more

Path to Vaccine or Drug for Late-Onset Alzheimer's

Dec. 17, 2018 — Researchers have succeeded in neutralizing what they believe is a primary factor in late-onset Alzheimer's disease, opening the door to development of a drug that could be administered before ... read more

Wiring Diagram of the Brain Provides a Clearer Picture of Brain Scan Data

Dec. 15, 2018 — Neuroscientists have used data from the human brain connectome -- a publicly available 'wiring diagram' of the human brain based on data from thousands of healthy human volunteers -- to ... read more

Amyloid Pathology Transmission in Lab Mice and Historic Medical Treatments

Dec. 13, 2018 — A study has confirmed that some vials of a hormone used in discontinued medical treatments contained seeds of a protein implicated in Alzheimer's disease, and are able to seed amyloid pathology ... read more

Scientists Pave the Way for Saliva Test for Alzheimer's Disease

Dec. 12, 2018 — Scientists have identified three biomarkers for detecting mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's disease in saliva samples. The research has promising results for application in a clinical ... read more

Dec. 12, 2018 — Pseudoachondroplasia (PSACH) is a severe inherited dwarfing condition In PSACH, a genetic mutation leads to abnormal retention of cartilage oligomeric matrix protein (COMP) within the endoplasmic ... read more

Dec. 11, 2018 — Scientists who recently identified the molecular start of Alzheimer's disease have used that finding to determine that it should be possible to forecast which type of dementia will develop over ... read more

Two Compounds in Coffee May Team Up to Fight Parkinson's

Dec. 10, 2018 — Scientists have found a compound in coffee that may team up with caffeine to fight Parkinson's disease and Lewy body dementia -- two progressive and currently incurable diseases associated with ... read more

Memory Tests Predict Brain Atrophy and Alzheimer's Disease

Dec. 10, 2018 — Use of two episodic memory tests help in predicting brain atrophy and Alzheimer's disease, as indicated by a study. Researchers suggest that comprehensive use of memory tests could improve the ... read more

Dec. 10, 2018 — Researchers have identified in live human brains new radioactive 'tracer' molecules that bind to and 'light up' tau tangles, a protein associated with a number of ... read more

New Generation of Therapeutics Based on Understanding of Aging Biology Show Promise for Alzheimer's Disease

Dec. 7, 2018 — A scientific strategy that explores therapeutic targets based on the biology of aging is gaining ground as an effective approach to prevent and treat Alzheimer's ... read more

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