Study reveals how apoE4 gene confers risk for Alzheimer's disease in brain cells
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  April 10, 2018  
  Alzheimer's Disease  
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 Study reveals how apoE4 gene confers risk for Alzheimer's disease in brain cellsStudy reveals how apoE4 gene confers risk for Alzheimer's disease in brain cells
 
Using human brain cells, scientists at the Gladstone Institutes discovered the cause of--and a potential solution for--the primary genetic risk factor for Alzheimer's disease, a gene called apoE4.
 
 
 Experts develop biology-based research framework for Alzheimer’sExperts develop biology-based research framework for Alzheimer’s
 
Researchers have developed a new framework that can be applied in the study of Alzheimer’s disease to help establish a biologically-based definition of the disease.
 
   Researcher finds that shape of misfolded proteins may contribute to Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Huntington’s diseaseResearcher finds that shape of misfolded proteins may contribute to Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Huntington’s disease
 
Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and Huntington's disease may have more in common than their effects on the functions of the brain and spinal cord. And finding that common thread could lead to a treatment that could work for all three.
 
   Long-term consumption of caffeine has negative effects for Alzheimer's diseaseLong-term consumption of caffeine has negative effects for Alzheimer's disease
 
A study coordinated by the Institute of Neuroscience of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and in collaboration with the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden provides evidence that a long-term consumption of caffeine has negative effects for Alzheimer's disease, worsening the neuropsychiatric symptoms appearing in the majority of those affected by the disorder. The research was recently published in Frontiers in Pharmacology.
 
   New blood test can detect early indicators of Alzheimer's diseaseNew blood test can detect early indicators of Alzheimer's disease
 
There is, as yet, no cure for Alzheimer's disease. It is often argued that progress in drug research has been hampered by the fact that the disease can only be diagnosed when it is too late for an effective intervention.
 
 Experts develop biology-based research framework for Alzheimer’s
 
Experts develop biology-based research framework for Alzheimer’sResearchers have developed a new framework that can be applied in the study of Alzheimer’s disease to help establish a biologically-based definition of the disease.
 
 
 Antiepileptic drug use linked to increased risk of Alzheimer's and dementia
 
Antiepileptic drug use linked to increased risk of Alzheimer's and dementiaThe use of antiepileptic drugs is associated with an increased risk of Alzheimer's disease and dementia, according to a new study from the University of Eastern Finland and the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases, DZNE.
 
 
 New PET imaging agent could help guide treatments for people with neurological diseases
 
New PET imaging agent could help guide treatments for people with neurological diseasesResearchers have developed a new imaging agent that could help guide and assess treatments for people with various neurological diseases, including Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and multiple sclerosis.
 
 
 Adult-onset degenerative disease mechanism begins much earlier than previously thought
 
Adult-onset degenerative disease mechanism begins much earlier than previously thoughtThe disease mechanism for adult-onset progressive degenerative diseases begins much earlier than previously thought, according to a Northwestern Medicine study published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation.