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Brain-Washing During Sleep
Kerry Grens | Oct 18, 2013
Rest clears out interstitial clutter in the mouse brain.
Tau Ligand Reveals Tangles In Vivo
Kerry Grens | Sep 18, 2013
In living humans, researchers image snarls of tau, one of the proteins associated with Alzheimer's disease.
Brain Activity Breaks DNA
Sabrina Richards | Mar 24, 2013
Researchers find that temporary double-stranded DNA breaks commonly result from normal neuron activation—but expression of an Alzheimer’s-linked protein increases the damage.
Corrupted Proteins Spread Disease
Ed Yong | Jun 18, 2012
A protein fragment involved in Alzheimer’s can seed new clusters throughout the brain, pointing to prion-like qualities of the disease.
The Benefits of Coffee
Jef Akst | Jan 17, 2012
Researchers finally nail down why drinking coffee helps reduce the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.