Examining post-mortem tissue from the brains of people with Alzheimer’s disease, Stanford University researchers state they have identified what appear to be iron-containing microglia, specialized scavenger cells that sometimes become … Continue Reading A human study identifies region specific iron-containing microglia in Alzheimer’s brains.
Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, affecting over 44 million people worldwide. Inside the brain, Alzheimer’s disease is characterized by loss of neurons, and presence of abnormal … Continue Reading Protein involved in Alzheimer’s proven to have a role in weakening synaptic plasticity.
A unique class of proteins in the human body has the ability to alter their configuration. These so-named intrinsically disordered proteins (IDPs) lack a fixed or ordered three-dimensional structure, which … Continue Reading Researchers investigate how form affects function and aggregation of tau protein in the brain.