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Alzheimer's disease (AD) is an irreversible, progressive brain disease that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills and, eventually, the ability to carry out the simplest tasks of daily living. In most people with AD, symptoms first appear after age 60. AD is the most common cause of dementia among older people, but it is not a normal part of aging. Dementia refers to a decline in cognitive function that interferes with daily life and activities. AD starts in a region of the brain that affects recent memory, then gradually spreads to other parts of the brain. Although treatment can slow the progression of AD and help manage its symptoms in some people, currently there is no cure for this devastating disease.
Brain’s locus coeruleus may be a sophisticated regulator of learning and behavior

Brain’s locus coeruleus may be a sophisticated regulator of learning and behavior

Novel microfluidic device used to manipulate major whey protein

Novel microfluidic device used to manipulate major whey protein

Facing headwinds on new Alzheimer’s drug, Biogen launches controversial campaign

Facing headwinds on new Alzheimer’s drug, Biogen launches controversial campaign

Scientists restore memory in aging mice

Scientists restore memory in aging mice

Investigational antipsychotic treatment offers sustained benefits for people with dementia-related psychosis

Investigational antipsychotic treatment offers sustained benefits for people with dementia-related psychosis

Study reveals calcium's role in directing blood flow in the brain

Study reveals calcium's role in directing blood flow in the brain

Existing drug may be effective in treating COVID-19

Existing drug may be effective in treating COVID-19

ATN framework can be extended to detect frontotemporal degeneration

ATN framework can be extended to detect frontotemporal degeneration

New compounds can provide a breakthrough in the treatment of neurodegenerative pathologies

New compounds can provide a breakthrough in the treatment of neurodegenerative pathologies

Autophagy disruption may be at the root of early cognitive changes in Huntington’s disease

Autophagy disruption may be at the root of early cognitive changes in Huntington’s disease

Can Biden’s plan to remove urban highways improve the health of American cities?

Can Biden’s plan to remove urban highways improve the health of American cities?

Metal-based molecule inhibits the build-up of Alzheimer's peptides in lab tests

Metal-based molecule inhibits the build-up of Alzheimer's peptides in lab tests

Predictive model using vocal features from phone conversations can identify early signs of Alzheimer’s disease

Predictive model using vocal features from phone conversations can identify early signs of Alzheimer’s disease

Blood test could be a simple and effective method for monitoring SARS-CoV-2 infection

Blood test could be a simple and effective method for monitoring SARS-CoV-2 infection

New approach that uses machine learning could transform drug development

New approach that uses machine learning could transform drug development

Gene therapy shows promise in children with devastating genetic disorder

Gene therapy shows promise in children with devastating genetic disorder

Novel method of gene therapy promises to transform the treatment of rare genetic disorder

Novel method of gene therapy promises to transform the treatment of rare genetic disorder

Why we may never know whether the $56,000-a-year Alzheimer’s drug actually works

Why we may never know whether the $56,000-a-year Alzheimer’s drug actually works

Doctors weigh pros and cons of prescribing hot-button Alzheimer’s drug

Doctors weigh pros and cons of prescribing hot-button Alzheimer’s drug

Researchers identify potential new treatment targets for Alzheimer's disease

Researchers identify potential new treatment targets for Alzheimer's disease