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Tag: Amyloidosis

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...
June 03, 2020
Alkahest has announced plans to launch a Phase 2 human trial that aims to address cognitive impairment and takes the unusual approach of using an external medical device that filters a harmful protein from the blood of end-stage renal disease patients. The medical device, known as an AKST1210, will be connected in-line with a haemodialysis...
May 14, 2019
A recent article, published in the Oxford journal Brain, categorizes and draws attention to an age-related disease that impacts the brain yet is widely unknown, even among scientists: limbic-predominant age-related TDP-43 encephalopathy (LATE) [1]. The symptoms of this disease are similar to those of Alzheimer's disease. It causes cognitive impairment and, when presenting alongside Alzheimer's...
November 06, 2018
Through a new approach dubbed AMBAR, the biotechnology company Grifols has attempted to reduce the amount of harmful, Alzheimer’s disease-causing amyloid beta in the brain by collecting it with a blood protein called albumin and draining it out of the bloodstream. This approach differs from the previous antibody and catabody approaches and offers new hope...
October 16, 2018
Earlier this year, we hosted the Ending Age-Related Diseases 2018 conference at the Cooper Union in New York City. This conference was designed to bring together the best in the aging research and biotech investment worlds and saw a range of industry experts sharing their insights. Dr. Sudhir Paul from Covalent Bioscience talks about his...
October 08, 2018
Today, we are going to be taking a look at GAIM and what it might mean for treating amyloid-based diseases, such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and amyloidosis. This approach has the potential to treat multiple age-related diseases at once by targeting a common characteristic that they all share. Misfolded proteins cause multiple age-related diseases Proteins are...