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Tag: Alzheimer's

Alzheimer's disease
March 22, 2021
Until now, it was unclear as to whether drugs that clear amyloid, which accumulate in the brain during aging and accompany diseases such as Alzheimer's, have any influence over cognitive decline. Previous studies have aimed to find this out, but results have been inconclusive due to study designs, hard-to-interpret data, and other issues that muddy...
Mouse brain maze
December 23, 2020
A new article published in Aging and Disease has taken a look at what two stem cell-activating growth factors can do in aged mice with Alzheimer's-like pathology. Alzheimer's disease (AD) is perhaps the most age-related of all age-related diseases. Perhaps not coincidentally, it has also been the most stubborn disease to develop treatments for. One...
December 10, 2020
Researchers from the University of California, San Francisco have discovered that a small molecule partially restores the cognitive abilities of mice suffering from age-related memory decline [1]. BrainThe brain is perhaps the most important organ in the body. While many organs are critical to our survival, the brain contains the self. It is responsible for...
Disintegrating mind
December 02, 2020
Jeanne Louise Calment from France was the oldest person to grace this Earth, living a full life until 122 years of age [1]. She continuously exercised, taking up fencing in her 80s and cycling in her 100s. She claimed to have achieved such a long life through olive oil, port, and chocolate. There are many...
Journal Club
September 25, 2020
Dr. Oliver Medvedik and the Journal Club will be returning on September 30th at 1:00 PM 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...
CGI of proteins walking
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...