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Highly aggregative and neurotoxic amyloid peptide Abeta43 points the way to new approaches for AD diagnosis and treatmentTokyo, July 4, 2011 - (ACN Newswire) - Researchers at the RIKEN Brain Science Institute (BSI) and their collaborators have shed light on the function of a little-studied amyloid peptide in promoting Alzheimer's disease (AD).
Cotinine, a compound derived from tobacco, reduced plaques associated with dementia and prevented memory loss in a mouse model of Alzheimer's disease.
People with a known, high risk for Alzheimerâ€™s disease develop abnormal brain function even before the appearance of telltale amyloid plaques that are characteristic of the disease, according to a new study.
An international team of Alzheimerâ€™s disease experts, led by Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has uncovered a gene variation that appears to predict the rate at which Alzheimerâ€™s disease will progress.
Protein reduces levels of amyloid beta and tau hyperphosphorylation, 2 hallmarks of Alzheimer's.
A growing body of evidence demonstrates that we can take steps to delay age-related cognitive decline, including in some cases that which accompanies Alzheimerâ€™s disease.
Neurological markers for Alzheimer's disease are exacerbated in brains of mice fed a diet rich in animal fat and poor in omega-3, Canadian researchers say.
A 115-year-old woman who remained mentally alert throughout her life had an essentially normal brain, with little or no evidence of Alzheimer's disease, according to a study in the August issue of Neurobiology of Aging.
Using a nuclear magnetic resonance technique, University of Illinois at Chicago chemists have obtained the first molecular-level images of precursors of bundled fibrils that form the brain plaques seen in Alzheimer's disease.
Researchers with the University of Florida and the California Institute of Technology have developed a new strain of genetically modified mice that allow scientists to examine the potential usefulness of new therapies for Alzheimer's disease.
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