Newly Found Alzheimer’s Plaque Type Linked to Early-Onset Disease
Newly Found Alzheimer’s Plaque Type Linked to Early-Onset Disease
These “coarse-grained” plaques resemble those that clog up the brain’s blood vessels in a different disease, pointing to links between the vascular system and the neurodegenerative disease.
Newly Found Alzheimer’s Plaque Type Linked to Early-Onset Disease
Newly Found Alzheimer’s Plaque Type Linked to Early-Onset Disease

These “coarse-grained” plaques resemble those that clog up the brain’s blood vessels in a different disease, pointing to links between the vascular system and the neurodegenerative disease.

These “coarse-grained” plaques resemble those that clog up the brain’s blood vessels in a different disease, pointing to links between the vascular system and the neurodegenerative disease.

Alzheimer's Disease
Breaking Down Barriers
Breaking Down Barriers
The Scientist Creative Services Team | Oct 19, 2020
Looking at the future of neurodegeneration research!
Poor Sleep Linked with Future Amyloid-β Build Up
Poor Sleep Linked with Future Amyloid-β Build Up
Abby Olena | Sep 11, 2020
Accumulation of the protein was more likely to be found in the brains of people who slept less well years earlier, according to a new study.
Neurobiologist Dave Schubert Dies
Neurobiologist Dave Schubert Dies
Kerry Grens | Aug 24, 2020
The Salk professor developed the institute’s first neurobiology lab and used it to develop cell lines, describe amyloid β toxicity, and screen for compounds that protect against neurodegeneration.
Experimental Blood Test Could Flag Alzheimer’s
Experimental Blood Test Could Flag Alzheimer’s
Kerry Grens | Jul 29, 2020
New studies show that elevated levels of a form of tau called p-tau217 can accurately distinguish Alzheimer’s disease from other forms of dementia, and perhaps even predict it.
Flu and Pneumonia Vaccines Linked to Reduced Risk of Alzheimer’s
Flu and Pneumonia Vaccines Linked to Reduced Risk of Alzheimer’s
Amanda Heidt | Jul 27, 2020
The authors propose that the shots might keep the immune system primed to battle diseases that would otherwise contribute to cognitive decline.
Variants in Water Channel Gene Tied to More Restful Sleep
Variants in Water Channel Gene Tied to More Restful Sleep
Abby Olena | May 12, 2020
The gene, aquaporin-4, is critical in rodents for the cerebrospinal fluid bath the brain gets during sleep. It’s now also tied to slow wave electrical activity during deep sleep in people.
Early Detection of Dementia with Smart Devices
Early Detection of Dementia with Smart Devices
Rachael Moeller Gorman | May 1, 2020
Digital biomarkers of cognitive decline could alert us to the early stages of dementia before irreversible damage occurs.
Neuroscientist Phil Haydon Sets Sail to Talk About Epilepsy
Neuroscientist Phil Haydon Sets Sail to Talk About Epilepsy
Ashley Yeager | Feb 19, 2020
After an accident as a teenager, he developed the disorder. He then studied the brain to better understand his own seizures, and now plans to sail around the world to show others with the condition how to push their limits.
Study Finds No Association Between Herpes Virus and Alzheimer’s
Study Finds No Association Between Herpes Virus and Alzheimer’s
Katarina Zimmer | Jan 23, 2020
While the findings contradict previous studies that have linked human herpesvirus 6 to the neurodegenerative disease, they do not eliminate the possibility of a relationship.