Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is characterized by cognitive decline, alteration of synaptic transmission, and neuronal death brought on by accumulation of neurofibrillary tangles in neurons and amyloid beta in the brain. … Continue Reading Study shows that vesicles appear to also contribute to Alzheimer’s disease.
Amyloid, an abnormal protein whose accumulation in the brain is a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease, starts accumulating inside neurons of people as young as 20, a much younger age than … Continue Reading Alzheimer amyloid accumulation found in young adult brains for the first time.
The pathological process amyloidosis, in which misfolded proteins, amyloids, form insoluble fibril deposits, occurs in many diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease and type 2 diabetes mellitus. However, little is known about … Continue Reading Researchers identify amyloid formation link between Alzheimer’s disease and T2 diabetes.
A new study by researchers at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute reveals the process that leads to changes in the brains of individuals with Down syndrome, the same changes that cause … Continue Reading Why people with Down syndrome invariably develop Alzheimer’s disease.
An experimental positron emission tomography (PET) tracer is effective in diagnosing concussion-related brain disease while a person is still alive, according to a case study conducted at the Icahn School … Continue Reading Neuroimaging technique identifies concussion-related brain disease in living brain.