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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.
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
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?
Ashley P. Taylor | Jan 20, 2016
Key Alzheimer’s disease–related protein may be a transcriptional regulator.