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Tag: Amyloid Beta

Astrocyte
An article in GeroScience describes a previously unexplored relationship between FABP7, an inflammatory molecule that binds to fatty acids, and Alzheimer's disease. Not just a transporter Originally, as the authors explain, fatty acid binding proteins (FABPs) were considered to be simple biological chaperones that did not perform biological functions. Further research found that they play...
Amyloid beta plaques
In a study published in Cell Stem Cell, researchers have investigated a way to repopulate the brain with functional cells in order to fight back against Alzheimer's disease. A gene with a microglial function Various allelles of the apolipoprotein E (APOE) genes are well-known for their contributions to, or defenses against, Alzheimer's, as they affect...
Herpes simplex
  One of the most common diseases in the world is herpes, as 50 to 80% of Americans have this illness. The herpes simplex virus, which causes cold sores, is normally transmitted through person-to-person contact. This illness leaves the patient with blisters clustered around the mouth. Gradually, the blisters pop and leave sores that take...
Liver
Chinese scientists have found that the liver removes amyloid-Ξ² from circulation in mice, which also decreases its levels in the brain. The age-related impairment of this process might offer a new clue for fighting Alzheimer’s disease [1]. The janitor of the body Despite the flop-laden history of the amyloid-Ξ²-centered approach to Alzheimer’s, there is still...
Severe brain disease
In the Journal of Inflammation, researchers from Johns Hopkins University have published a detailed review of the relationship between brain inflammation and the principal diseases of dementia. A focus on genetics and environment One out of twenty Americans over 85 have Parkinson's disease [1], and seven out of twenty have Alzheimer's [2]. While genes are...
Brain inflammation
Scientists have synthesized a molecule that alleviates Alzheimer's in a mouse model by targeting inflammation [1]. AΞ² or inflammation? Two of the most prominent - and probably interconnected - symptoms of Alzheimer's disease are the accumulation of amyloid beta (AΞ²) and chronic neuroinflammation. While the first one has been garnering most of the attention, innumerable...