Alzheimer's Disease
UCSD Names New Head of Alzheimer’s Study
UCSD Names New Head of Alzheimer’s Study
Bob Grant | Jan 18, 2016
The project at the center of the dust up between the University of California, San Diego, and the University of Southern California gets a new leader, as the institutions continue to battle in court.
Practical Proteomes
Practical Proteomes
Ruth Williams | Jan 1, 2016
Cell type–specific proteomic analyses are now possible from paraffin-embedded tissues.
BRCA1 Linked to Alzheimer’s
BRCA1 Linked to Alzheimer’s
Jef Akst | Nov 30, 2015
The cancer-related protein BRCA1 is important for learning and memory in mice and is depleted in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients, according to a study.
Life Scientists Honored
Life Scientists Honored
Karen Zusi | Nov 9, 2015
Breakthrough Prizes of $3 million each go to five researchers in the life sciences, recognizing their pioneering work in optogenetics, disease-associated mutation analyses, and ancient DNA sequencing.
Amyloid-Targeting Immunotherapy Disrupts Neuronal Function
Amyloid-Targeting Immunotherapy Disrupts Neuronal Function
Karen Zusi | Nov 9, 2015
Some antibodies designed to eliminate the plaques prominent in Alzheimer’s disease can aggravate neuronal hyperactivity in mice.
New Hope for Alzheimer’s Blood Test
New Hope for Alzheimer’s Blood Test
Jef Akst | Oct 19, 2015
Using autoantibodies as biomarkers, researchers could soon identify people at the highest risk of developing neurodegenerative diseases much earlier than existing methods.
Can Amyloid Spread Between Brains?
Can Amyloid Spread Between Brains?
Jef Akst | Sep 9, 2015
A study of deceased patients who received injections of cadaver-derived growth hormone hints at the possible transmissibility of Alzheimer’s disease. 
Legal Battle Between UCSD, USC Continues
Legal Battle Between UCSD, USC Continues
Bob Grant | Aug 6, 2015
The University of Southern California countersues the University of California, San Diego, as a pharmaceutical company ends an Alzheimer’s research–related contract with the latter institution.
Cognitive Decline More Swift in Women
Cognitive Decline More Swift in Women
Kerry Grens | Jul 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.
Delayed Turnover
Delayed Turnover
Amanda B. Keener | Jul 21, 2015
Aggregate-forming amyloid β proteins are replenished more slowly with age, and this may contribute to a person's risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.