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Cognitive Decline More Swift in Women

By Kerry Grens | July 22, 2015

Mental agility in women deteriorates at twice the rate of that in men, according to a study of people with mild cognitive impairment.

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Why DBS Works for Parkinson’s?

By Jef Akst | April 14, 2015

Deep-brain stimulation may effectively treat slow movement, tremor, and rigidity in Parkinson’s patients by reducing synchronicity of neural activity in the motor cortex.

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Tangle Trigger

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | January 1, 2015

An enzyme that cleaves tau protein in acidic cellular conditions may trigger early events in Alzheimer’s disease.

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Shoring Up Golgi To Slow Alzheimer’s

By Kerry Grens | December 8, 2014

Blocking activity of a kinase in a mouse model protects Golgi in cells and reduces the build-up of amyloid β, a primary component of Alzheimer’s disease.

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Methylation Tied to Alzheimer’s

By Kerry Grens | August 20, 2014

People with the neurodegenerative disease are more likely to have certain epigenetic patterns than those without.

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Neurodegeneration’s Spread

By Ashley P. Taylor | August 4, 2014

Researchers show that pathogenic protein aggregates that accumulate within neurons and are a hallmark of Huntington’s disease can propagate from cell to cell.

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Neurodegeneration and Protein Translation Linked

By Anna Azvolinsky | July 24, 2014

Researchers find that a type of neurodegeneration in mice is linked to ribosomal stalling during protein translation in the brain.

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Alzheimer’s in the Blood

By Jef Akst | July 23, 2014

Researchers are on a mission to identify blood-borne biomarkers for dementia. Will this year’s high-profile successes pave the way?

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Another Alzheimer’s Blood Test?

By Jef Akst | July 9, 2014

Researchers identify a set of proteins that can predict the development of Alzheimer’s disease-related dementia with 87 percent accuracy.

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Week in Review: May 12–16

By Tracy Vence | May 16, 2014

Antidepressant could prevent Alzheimer’s plaques; 12,000-year-old human skeleton sequenced; disentangling the mystery of octopus arms; taking a look at the ocular microbiome

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