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Alzheimer’s disease: mounting evidence that herpes virus is a cause

Atthapon Raksthapu/Shutterstock.com Ruth Itzhaki, University of Manchester More than 30m people worldwide suffer from Alzheimer’s disease – the most common form of dementia. Unfortunately, there is...

Neuroscientists reverse Alzheimer’s disease in mice

The brain of a 10-month-old mouse with Alzheimer’s disease (left) is full of amyloid plaques (red). These hallmarks of Alzheimer’s disease are reversed in...

AI spots Alzheimer’s brain changes years before symptoms emerge

MRI scans may help identify early signs of the disease. baranozdemir/Getty By Anil Ananthaswamy Artificial intelligence can identify changes in the brains of people likely to...

Alzheimer’s disease: Scientists close in on how it starts and how...

In a new study, researchers have pinpointed specific events that trigger and drive Alzheimer's disease. This knowledge could be used to help find a...

Scientists Just Discovered a New Type of Neuron

Danny/Shutterstock In Brief A rat study revealed that the perirhinal cortex is responsible for general-level navigation — such as travelling between...

Electronic device detects molecules linked to cancer, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's

An inexpensive portable biosensor has been developed by researchers at Brazil's National Nanotechnology Laboratory with FAPESP's support. Credit: LNNano   A biosensor developed by researchers at...

Incredible ‘Living’ Alzheimer’s Implant Clears Mouse Brains of Toxic Junk

Alzheimer’s may be the cruelest of brain diseases. Decades before the first signs of dementia strike, toxic protein clumps called amyloid plaques have been slowly,...

Incredible ‘Living’ Alzheimer’s Implant Clears Mouse Brains of Toxic Junk

  Alzheimer’s may be the cruelest of brain diseases. Decades before the first signs of dementia strike, toxic protein clumps called amyloid plaques have been slowly,...

Mayo Clinic Researchers Find Way to Prevent Accumulation of Amyloid Plaque,...

  JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Mayo Clinic researchers led a laboratory study that found a new way to prevent the accumulation of amyloid plaque – a key...

More evidence emerges for 'transmissible Alzheimer's' theory

Autopsies reveal plaques in the brains of people who died after receiving grafts from cadavers. Ref. 1 Deposits of amyloid-β protein (brown) in the frontal cortex...

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