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Research Links Gut Health to Neurodegeneration
Jef Akst | Nov 13, 2017
Rodent studies presented at the Society for Neuroscience meeting this week tie pathologies in the gastrointestinal tract or microbiome composition with Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases.
Nasser Zawia: An American Scientist Born in Yemen
Bob Grant | Mar 23, 2017
The University of Rhode Island neurotoxicologist and dean came to the U.S. for college in the 1980s.
As the Brain Ages, Glial-Cell Gene Expression Changes Most
Ashley P. Taylor | Jan 10, 2017
Researchers describe how gene expression in different human brain regions is altered with age.
Forms of Alzheimer’s May Display Unique Plaque Structures
Joshua A. Krisch | Jan 4, 2017
A study shows that different fibril formations in the brains of deceased patients seem to correlate with various Alzheimer’s disease subtypes.
Protein Folding Pioneer Dies
Kerry Grens | Oct 28, 2016
Susan Lindquist of MIT and the Whitehead Institute broke scientific ground on prions and heat shock proteins.
Alzheimer’s Immunotherapy Pioneer Dies
Ben Andrew Henry | Oct 11, 2016
Dale Schenk, who worked to develop a vaccine for Alzheimer’s disease, has passed away at age 59.
Week in Review: September 5–9
Jef Akst | Sep 9, 2016
Environmental magnetite in the human brain; prion structure takes shape; watching
evolve in real time; learning from others’ behavior
Gene Expression Imaged in the Living Human Brain
Tracy Vence | Aug 10, 2016
For the first time, researchers visualize histone deacetylase in the brains of healthy volunteers.
Toward an Immunotherapy for Alzheimer’s Disease
Tanya Lewis | Jul 28, 2016
Targeting tau antibodies does not require effector function, researchers report.
Amyloid Thwarts Microbial Invaders
Anna Azvolinsky | May 25, 2016
Alzheimer’s disease–associated amyloid-β peptides trap microbes in the brains of mice and in the guts of nematodes, a study shows.