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Tag: Alzheimer's

September 25, 2020
Dr. Oliver Medvedik and the Journal Club will be returning on September 29th at 13:00 EDT live on our Facebook page. The topic for this month is going to be a new study that implicates an innate immune inflammatory protein in disease progression using mouse models. Innate immunity is associated with Alzheimer's disease, but the influence...
September 22, 2020
A group of researchers has been able to ameliorate Alzheimer-like pathologies in mice by using a microtubule-stabilizing compound [1]. Cellular highways Microtubules (MTs) are tiny pipe-like structures that are made mostly of the polymerized protein tubulin. They constitute an important part of the cytoskeleton, a network of filaments that permeates the cell and performs many...
September 01, 2020
A group of researchers has proposed three robust transplantation techniques for fighting microglia-related conditions, such as Alzheimer's, and potentially boosting our cognitive abilities [1]. The sentinels of the brain Microglial cells form the backbone of our brain’s immune system. They perform a wide variety of functions, including tracing pathogens, inducing inflammatory reactions, and facilitating the...
August 04, 2020
A group of scientists have shown that the SIRT2 protein increases the accumulation of amyloid beta, a known marker of Alzheimer's disease (AD), in the brains of mice. They propose a mechanism underlying this phenomenon and demonstrate that inhibiting SIRT2 ameliorates AD-associated cognitive decline in mice [1]. AD is one of the most devastating age-related...
July 29, 2020
Japanese researchers led by Professor Akiyoshi Saitoh from the Tokyo University of Science have published new research that explores the potential of oxytocin as a therapy to combat cognitive disorders such as Alzheimer's disease. Oxytocin is often called the love hormone, given its role in the reproductive system and its role in creating feelings such...
June 24, 2020
In a recent study, researchers from the Buck Institute have shown that cellular senescence, one of the hallmarks of aging, is partially responsible for Alzheimer's disease. Cellular SenescenceAs your body ages, increasing amounts of your cells enter into a state of senescence. Senescent cells do not divide or support the tissues of which they are...