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By | October 1, 2013

Meet some of the people featured in the October 2013 issue of The Scientist.

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Smell and the Degenerating Brain

By | October 1, 2013

An impaired sense of smell is one of the earliest symptoms of Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and some other neurodegenerative diseases. Could it be a useful diagnostic tool?

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Tau Ligand Reveals Tangles In Vivo

By | September 18, 2013

In living humans, researchers image snarls of tau, one of the proteins associated with Alzheimer's disease.

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A Blood Test for Alzheimer’s?

By | July 30, 2013

Circulating microRNAs could help doctors diagnose the neurodegenerative disease.

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Cancer Drug for Alzheimer’s Disappoints

By | May 24, 2013

Researchers have been unable to reproduce findings that a cancer drug destroys amyloid beta plaques.

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Brain Activity Breaks DNA

By | March 24, 2013

Researchers find that temporary double-stranded DNA breaks commonly result from normal neuron activation—but expression of an Alzheimer’s-linked protein increases the damage.

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Some Insurers Protected by GINA

By | January 23, 2013

Long-term, life, and disability insurers may still be able to deny coverage to patients with a genetic disease, under current nondiscrimination legislation.

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Failing Alzheimer’s Test?

By | December 19, 2012

Two new studies claim that a shoddy test may have caused Alzheimer’s drugs to fail in clinical trials.

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From Urine to Neurons

By | December 11, 2012

Scientists have developed new method for generating brain cells from urine, speeding up the process and eliminating some of the problems with previous techniques.

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Neurologist Reveals Insider Information

By | November 26, 2012

A Michigan University clinical researcher allegedly supplied a fund manager with information about drug trial results that the fund used to rake in more than $270 million.

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