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Study shows that structure of toxic tau aggregates determines type of dementia, and rate of progression.

Recent efforts to develop a treatment for Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias have focused heavily on removing toxic tau proteins from the brain.  The tau protein is known to bind … Continue Reading Study shows that structure of toxic tau aggregates determines type of dementia, and rate of progression.

First ever large-scale human study validates multiple biomarkers for Alzheimer’s disease.

Through studying brain scans and cerebrospinal fluid of healthy adults researchers at Washington University have shown that changes in key biomarkers of Alzheimer’s disease during midlife can help identify those who … Continue Reading First ever large-scale human study validates multiple biomarkers for Alzheimer’s disease.

Neuroimaging study identifies characteristic pattern of protein deposits in brains of retired athletes who suffered concussions.

A new UCLA study takes another step toward the early understanding of a degenerative brain condition called chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, which affects athletes in contact sports who are … Continue Reading Neuroimaging study identifies characteristic pattern of protein deposits in brains of retired athletes who suffered concussions.