Testing blood levels of a protein that brain cells leak when faulty or dying detected people with Alzheimer’s disease years before their symptoms emerged.
The toxic beta-amyloid protein inactivates a protein that is key to the functioning of the parts of brain cells that receive signals from other cells.
According to a recent study, leaky capillaries could be more important to the development of Alzheimer’s disease than protein buildup in the brain.
A Danish population-based study finds a strong link between psychological distress and the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.
A drug that researchers are testing against a range of conditions might also prevent Alzheimer’s. The drug blocks toxic protein buildup in the brain.
Sleep is vital to many aspects of well-being. A new study finds that older adults who are not getting enough quality sleep may be developing Alzheimer’s.
Why does exercise have a protective effect on our memory? A new study conducted primarily in mice identifies a major factor that determines this effect.
The largest genetic study of Alzheimer’s to date finds nine entirely new genetic locations that contribute to the risk of developing the disease.
Generations of mice descended from females whose diet was high in choline had fewer Alzheimer’s hallmarks in the brain and better memory function.
In a new study, researchers find out which brain cells are most vulnerable to the accumulation of toxic plaques that drive Alzheimer’s and speculate why.
A new comprehensive review assesses current clinical trials for Alzheimer’s drugs and advises on the best therapeutic approach going forward.
New research focuses on an accurate blood test for Alzheimer’s disease. If scientists replicate the study’s promising results, it may be a breakthrough.
Using an innovative analytical approach, researchers pinpointed genes that play an important role in the protein buildup associated with dementia.
As the older population of the United States grows, the prevalence of dementia also rises. A new paper discusses dementia and gun ownership.
For the first time, scientists show how the gene that produces brain toxicity in Alzheimer’s is ‘recombined’ using the same enzyme found in HIV.
The largest genetic study of Alzheimer’s to date finds that this neurological disease shares some genetic risk factors with several cardiovascular conditions.
Building on more than a decade of scientific research, a recent paper brings us one step closer to developing a vaccine for Alzheimer’s disease.
Simple mind-body practices altered potential cell aging and Alzheimer’s biomarkers. The changes linked directly to improved cognition and other functions.
A deep learning algorithm trained to analyze brain scans accurately predicted who would develop Alzheimer’s more than 6 years before diagnosis.
New research suggests that targeting the brain’s capillary cells with antidiabetes drugs may relieve Alzheimer’s-related brain pathologies.