Alzheimer’s Protein in Blood Indicates Early Brain Changes

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

$29 Million for New Phase of International Alzheimer’s Study

$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

Alzheimer’s Missing Link ID’d, Answering What Tips Brain’s Decline

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,