Alzheimer's Disease
Forms of Alzheimer’s May Display Unique Plaque Structures
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
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
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
Week in Review: September 5–9
Jef Akst | Sep 9, 2016
Environmental magnetite in the human brain; prion structure takes shape; watching E. coli evolve in real time; learning from others’ behavior 
Gene Expression Imaged in the Living Human Brain
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
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
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. 
Recovering Lost Memories
Recovering Lost Memories
Jef Akst | Mar 21, 2016
Researchers use optogenetics to induce recall in an Alzheimer’s mouse model, suggesting the disease may not destroy memories permanently.
More Evidence of Alzheimer’s Transmission
More Evidence of Alzheimer’s Transmission
Jef Akst | Jan 27, 2016
Examining the brains of seven patients who died of the prion disease called Creutzfeldt–Jakob, researchers find signs of Alzheimer’s pathology. 
Another Role for ApoE?
Another Role for ApoE?
Ashley P. Taylor | Jan 20, 2016
Key Alzheimer’s disease–related protein may be a transcriptional regulator.