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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.
Molecular clues explain why some neurons are more susceptible than others in Alzheimer’s disease

Molecular clues explain why some neurons are more susceptible than others in Alzheimer’s disease

Defective epithelial barrier responsible for up to two billion chronic diseases

Defective epithelial barrier responsible for up to two billion chronic diseases

New method shows that tau forms small aggregates as part of the body's normal physiology

New method shows that tau forms small aggregates as part of the body's normal physiology

New $10.7 million project aims to study the genetic underpinnings of Alzheimer's disease

New $10.7 million project aims to study the genetic underpinnings of Alzheimer's disease

Trouble managing money may be an early sign of dementia

Trouble managing money may be an early sign of dementia

Researchers use gene therapy to prevent learning, memory loss in Alzheimer's mouse model

Researchers use gene therapy to prevent learning, memory loss in Alzheimer's mouse model

Mild depression may predict postoperative delirium in older adults undergoing hip fracture repair

Mild depression may predict postoperative delirium in older adults undergoing hip fracture repair

$3.5 million grant awarded to address the underrepresentation of Black adults in Alzheimer's research

$3.5 million grant awarded to address the underrepresentation of Black adults in Alzheimer's research

Researchers provide a promising new way to elucidate the brain's health

Researchers provide a promising new way to elucidate the brain's health

Four-part small-molecule cocktail can prevent cellular stress

Four-part small-molecule cocktail can prevent cellular stress

Low doses of ionizing radiation may be a promising therapy for people with Alzheimer’s disease

Low doses of ionizing radiation may be a promising therapy for people with Alzheimer’s disease

Study shows how tau spreads to four distinct patterns leading to different Alzheimer's symptoms

Study shows how tau spreads to four distinct patterns leading to different Alzheimer's symptoms

BrainMap analysis strongly affirms 'network degeneration hypothesis' theory

BrainMap analysis strongly affirms 'network degeneration hypothesis' theory

High-powered MRI detects subtle differences in the hippocampus of people with Down syndrome

High-powered MRI detects subtle differences in the hippocampus of people with Down syndrome

Repairing faulty drains could be key to unlocking the potential of Alzheimer's therapies

Repairing faulty drains could be key to unlocking the potential of Alzheimer's therapies

New breakthrough method for quickly, accurately diagnosing cardiac arrhythmias

New breakthrough method for quickly, accurately diagnosing cardiac arrhythmias

UCI biologists develop new mouse model to study late-onset Alzheimer's disease

UCI biologists develop new mouse model to study late-onset Alzheimer's disease

Traumatic brain injury and Alzheimer's disease share common trajectories

Traumatic brain injury and Alzheimer's disease share common trajectories

Researchers assess the theoretical impact of biomarker framework on dementia prediction

Researchers assess the theoretical impact of biomarker framework on dementia prediction

Researchers create a cell library to study how various sugars bind to and interact with receptors

Researchers create a cell library to study how various sugars bind to and interact with receptors