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News: An Alzheimer’s vaccine challenged the consensus for 25 years
For decades, Alzheimer’s disease research focused on a hypothesis that has increasingly been contested. A team of scientists in Slovakia has been swimming against the tide since the beginning, going for an alternative approach that has…
News: Infrared lasers destroy protein aggregates in Alzheimer’s
A notable characteristic of several neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, is the formation of harmful plaques that contain aggregates
News: Rapid Alzheimer’s Disease Drug Screening System Developed and Protective Gene Identified
A Queen Mary University of London-led team of scientists harnessed induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) technology and hairs donated by individuals with Down syndrome (DS), to develop a rapid in vitro cell-based screening system that recapitulates…
News: Biogen finds $75M home for Pfizer alzheimer’s drug
In an unusual deal between large drugmakers, Biogen will pay Pfizer $75 million to acquire an experimental drug designed to address sleep-related symptoms of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. Pfizer has completed early-stage safety studies for the drug, but…
News: Viral vaccines could be weapons against alzheimer’s disease
Scientists in Sweden have found that some viruses can increase the buildup of protein ‘plaques’ linked to Alzheimer’s disease, a discovery that could lead to new vaccines treating the condition.
News: Parkinson’s Disease Vaccine Shows Preclinical Promise
The biotech company United Neuroscience has developed a candidate Parkinson’s disease vaccine that targets a protein linked to the condition.
News: Why some patients with brain markers for Alzheimer’s never develop the condition
An intriguing new study has marked the beginning of the answer to a medical mystery: why is it that some people with classic markers for Alzheimer’s Disease never show any signs of dementia throughout their life?