Los Angeles, CA (Scicasts) – Imagine a pharmaceutical prevention, treatment or even cure for Alzheimer’s disease.
Cambridge, UK (Scicasts) – Researchers have pinpointed a catalytic trigger for the onset of Alzheimer's disease – when the fundamental structure of a protein molecule changes to cause a chain reaction that leads to the death of neurons in the brain.
Luxembourg (Scicasts) – Scientists from the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) of the University of Luxembourg have discovered that immune cells in the brain can produce a substance that prevents bacterial growth: namely itaconic acid.
Australia (Scicasts) – Australian scientists are much closer to developing a screening test for the early detection of Alzheimer's disease.
Bochum, Germany (Scicasts) – A new hypothesis has been developed by researchers in Bochum on how Alzheimer's disease could occur. They analysed the interaction of the proteins FE65 and BLM that regulate cell division.
La Jolla, CA (Scicasts) – Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have shed light on one of the major toxic mechanisms of Alzheimer's disease. The discoveries could lead to a much better understanding of the Alzheimer's process and how to prevent it.
Bethesda, MD (Scicasts) – According to a report from the NIH’s National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, a new genetically engineered lab rat that has the full array of brain changes associated with Alzheimer’s disease supports the idea that increases in a molecule called beta-amyloid in the brain causes the disease.
Bonn, Germany (Scicasts) – In diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's endogenous proteins accumulate in the brain, eventually leading to the death of nerve cells.
St. Louis, MO (Scicasts) – According to a report by researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, sleep is disrupted in people who likely have early Alzheimer’s disease but do not yet have the memory loss or other cognitive problems characteristic of full-blown disease.
Philadelphia, PA (Scicasts) – A multi-institution group of researchers has found new candidate disease proteins for neurodegenerative disorders.
Los Angeles, CA (Scicasts) – Scientists at UCLA have discovered a new genetic risk factor for Alzheimer's disease by screening people's DNA and then using an advanced type of scan to visualize their brains' connections.
New York, NY (Scicasts) – New findings by Columbia researchers suggest that along with amyloid deposits, white matter hyperintensities (WMHs) may be a second necessary factor for the development of Alzheimer's disease.
La Jolla, CA (Scicasts) – Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine say overexpression of a protein called alpha-synuclein appears to disrupt vital recycling processes in neurons, starting with the terminal extensions of neurons and working its way back to the cells' center, with the potential consequence of progressive degeneration and eventual cell death.
Providence, RI (Scicasts) ― A protein associated with neuron damage in people with Alzheimer's disease is surprisingly useful in promoting neuron growth in the lab, according to a new study by engineering researchers at Brown University.
Jupiter, FL (Scicasts) – Oxidative stress is a primary villain in a host of diseases that range from cancer and heart failure to Alzheimer's disease, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Parkinson's disease.
Munich,Germany (Scicasts) – Scientists have demonstrated a new way to investigate mechanisms at work in Alzheimer's and other neurodegenerative diseases, which also could prove useful in the search for effective drugs.