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How Microbes May Influence Our Behavior

By Amy Lewis | September 1, 2017

Researchers are piecing together the links between the gut microbiome and mental health.

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Do Microbes Trigger Alzheimer’s Disease?

By Jill U. Adams | September 1, 2017

The once fringe idea is gaining traction among the scientific community.

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Emerging evidence links bacterial or viral infection with the neuropathology of Alzheimer’s disease.

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Neurons derived from human induced pluripotent stem cells fill in for lost dopamine neurons in a primate model of the disease.

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A Potential Remedy for the Aging Brain

By Aggie Mika | August 8, 2017

In mice, injected fragments of a naturally occurring protein boost memory in young and old animals and improve cognition and mobility in a model of neurodegenerative disease. 

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Second-Ever ALS Drug Approved

By Jef Akst | May 8, 2017

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis patients in the U.S. now have an option besides riluzole, which was approved by the FDA more than two decades ago and only extends life by two or three months.

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Opinion: Canine Models for Alzheimer’s

By Edward G. Barrett | March 1, 2017

For research on drugs to treat neurodegenerative diseases, dogs offer a better predictor of clinical outcomes. 

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Toward Treating Alzheimer’s Disease with Brain Waves

By Ashley P. Taylor | December 7, 2016

In a mouse model, researchers mitigated three Alzheimer’s disease–associated symptoms by stimulating gamma waves with light.

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New Support for Experimental Alzheimer’s Drug

By Jef Akst | November 2, 2016

Merck’s verubecestat, which is currently being tested in two Phase 3 studies, is safe, according to newly published Phase 1 data.

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Alzheimer’s Immunotherapy Pioneer Dies

By Ben Andrew Henry | October 11, 2016

Dale Schenk, who worked to develop a vaccine for Alzheimer’s disease, has passed away at age 59.

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