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Sugar’s ‘tipping point’ link to Alzheimer’s disease revealed

Professor Jean van den Elsen and Dr Omar Kassar in the laboratory. They have worked to reveal a molecular link between sugar and Alzheimer's...

Alzheimer’s may be linked to defective brain cells spreading disease

A new study says neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's may be linked to defective brain cells disposing toxic proteins that make neighboring cells...

Eating grapes can help prevent Alzheimer’s and boost memory

Consuming grapes twice a day for six months protected against significant metabolic decline in Alzheimer-related areas of the brain in a study of people...

In Alzheimer’s, excess tau protein damages brain’s GPS

This is a grid cell from the entorhinal cortex (EC) of the mouse brain, firing repeatedly and uniformly in a grid-like pattern. When a...

‘5-D protein fingerprinting’ could give insights into Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s

This illustration depicts the device used to measure individual protein. The inset shows proteins (in red) flowing through a nanopore. Credit: University of MichiganIn...

Alzheimer’s advance: early stage study in mice show new drugs that...

Picture of nerve cells dying in the brain of prion-diseased mice. The nerves are stained pink and can be seen dying in the CA1...

Early signs of Alzheimer’s detected in cerebrospinal fluid

Immune cells of the brain become active years before the disease becomes apparent Little is known about the role of the brain's immune system in...

Elderly discovered with superior memory and Alzheimer’s pathology

Well-established research suggests extensive plaques and tangles in the brain result in the death of neurons and are an indicator of Alzheimer's dementia.But surprising...

Power outage in the brain may be source of Alzheimer’s

Mitochondria are membrane-bound organelles present in eukaryotic cells. Their essential role is to supply cells with energy in the form of ATP. Mitochondrial dysfunction...

Earlier Alzheimer’s diagnosis may be possible with new imaging compound

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have developed a chemical compound that detects the Alzheimer's protein amyloid beta better than...

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