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Researchers at the University of Illinois have identified a potential drug target for the treatment of Alzheimerâ€™s disease: a receptor that is embedded in the membrane of neurons and other cells.
The neurodegenerative disease spinocerebellar ataxia type 5 (SCA5) damages nerve cells in two ways.
By blocking the cellular signaling activity of a protein, a team of neuroscientists at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) has prevented memory loss in fruit flies caused by brain plaques similar to those thought to cause Alzheimer's disease in humans.
Microglia are the cells responsible for immune surveillance in the brain, and they initiate protective inflammatory reactions in response to tissue damage and infection.
WASHINGTON, March 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- According to the Alzheimer's Association'sÂ® 2010 Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures, African-Americans are about two times more likely and Hispanics are about one and one-half times more likely than their white counterparts to have Alzheimer's and other dementias.
Understanding amyloid-beta's normal function could lead to preventive, therapeutic strategies
Alzheimer's disease affects an estimated 27 million people worldwide.
Uncovers new explanation for the spread of key protein within the brain
WASHINGTON, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Complementary approaches to Alzheimer's research were recognized as four scientists received the prestigious MetLife Foundation Awards for Medical Research in Alzheimer's Disease in Washington, D.C. during a scientific briefing and luncheon. Todd E.
The benefits of marijuana in tempering or reversing the effects of Alzheimer's disease have been challenged in a new study by researchers at the University of British Columbia and Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute.
- The act of burning, scorching, or heating to dryness; the state or being thus heated or dried.
- In medicine, cauterization.