PET Scans Reveal Elevated Tau in NFL Players’ Brains
PET Scans Reveal Elevated Tau in NFL Players’ Brains
A study hints that it might be possible to diagnose chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a neurodegenerative disease associated with frequent head injuries, while patients are still living.
PET Scans Reveal Elevated Tau in NFL Players’ Brains
PET Scans Reveal Elevated Tau in NFL Players’ Brains

A study hints that it might be possible to diagnose chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a neurodegenerative disease associated with frequent head injuries, while patients are still living.

A study hints that it might be possible to diagnose chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a neurodegenerative disease associated with frequent head injuries, while patients are still living.

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Rapidly Flashing Lights and Sounds Reduces Alzheimer’s in Mice
Rapidly Flashing Lights and Sounds Reduces Alzheimer’s in Mice
Jef Akst | Mar 15, 2019
Exposing mice to an hour of 40-hertz stimuli every day for a week reduced levels of amyloid-β plaques and tau protein, and improved cognition.
Gum Disease Could Drive Alzheimer’s: Study
Gum Disease Could Drive Alzheimer’s: Study
Ashley Yeager | Jan 24, 2019
An enzyme of the bacteria Porphyromonas gingivalis has been found in the brains of patients with the disorder, and causes neurodegeneration in mice.
Faulty Cell Transport System Implicated in Alzheimer’s Disease
Faulty Cell Transport System Implicated in Alzheimer’s Disease
Ashley Yeager | Nov 1, 2018
Tau proteins disrupt the movement of molecules into and out of neuronal cells’ nuclei.
Infographic: Leaky Gates
Infographic: Leaky Gates
Ashley Yeager | Nov 1, 2018
A study explores how nuclear pore complexes are disrupted in Alzheimer’s disease.
Exosomes in Blood Indicate Mild TBI: Study
Exosomes in Blood Indicate Mild TBI: Study
Ashley Yeager | Jul 13, 2018
Levels of tau, amyloid-β 42, and IL-10 extracted from extracellular vesicles that started out in the brain were higher in military personal suffering head injuries compared with healthy soldiers.
Alzheimer’s Should be Characterized by Biomarkers: Report
Alzheimer’s Should be Characterized by Biomarkers: Report
Diana Kwon | Apr 10, 2018
A proposed definition of the disease emphasizes signs of neurodegeneration and the presence of β-amyloid and tau, rather than cognitive symptoms.
Tau Production Increased in Alzheimer’s Patients
Tau Production Increased in Alzheimer’s Patients
Jim Daley | Mar 21, 2018
The findings suggest that faster synthesis, rather than decreased clearance, causes the protein to build up in neurons.
Image of the Day: Unseen Trauma
Image of the Day: Unseen Trauma
The Scientist Staff | Jun 20, 2017
Pressure from simulated blast waves, similar to those generated by explosives, induced molecular markers of stress and injury within mouse retinas.
Speaking of Neuroscience
Speaking of Neuroscience
Jef Akst, Mary Beth Aberlin | Nov 18, 2016
A selection of notable quotes from the annual Society for Neuroscience meeting