Alzheimer’s Protein in Blood Indicates Early Brain Changes Two decades or more before symptoms arise, plaques of a sticky protein called amyloid begin forming in the brains of people later diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have shown that levels of a
Insight into Alzheimer’s Early Stages Provides Clues to Treatment Strategies Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, affecting more than 5 million people in the U.S., but doctors have limited advice on how to protect against it. The disease develops silently in the brain for two decades or
$29 Million for New Phase of International Alzheimer’s Study For more than a decade, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has led an international effort to better understand Alzheimer’s disease by studying people with rare genetic mutations that cause the disease to develop in their 50s, 40s or
KU Researchers Studying Possible Link Between Diabetes and Alzheimer’s Disease Can influencing the body's metabolism improve the brain's energy and how well it functions? Researchers at the University of Kansas Alzheimer's Disease Center are trying to answer this fundamental question with a new clinical trial involving individuals with Alzheimer's disease
Major Alzheimer’s Study to Open 5 New Latin American Sites A major international Alzheimer’s disease research initiative will open five new sites in Latin America to help researchers understand the development of early-onset Alzheimer’s in Latino populations. Read more...
Blood Test is Highly Accurate at Identifying Alzheimer’s Before Symptoms Arise Up to two decades before people develop the characteristic memory loss and confusion of Alzheimer’s disease, damaging clumps of protein start to build up in their brains. Now, a blood test to detect such early brain changes has moved
Alzheimer’s Missing Link ID’d, Answering What Tips Brain’s Decline Years before symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease appear, two kinds of damaging proteins silently collect in the brain: amyloid beta and tau. Clumps of amyloid accumulate first, but tau is particularly noxious. Wherever tangles of the tau protein appear, brain tissue dies,