- ALS: How 'toxic' proteins could protect neurons April 17, 2018
Researchers have found that large, fibrous aggregates thought to drive Lou Gehrig's disease might actually help to protect motor neurons.
- How the brain's 'immune memory' may lead to Alzheimer's April 14, 2018
A new study shows that the brain's immune cells retain a memory of previous inflammation, which causes them to react differently to toxic brain proteins.
- Just one night of bad sleep increases Alzheimer's protein April 12, 2018
A study reveals that levels of a protein called beta-amyloid — which is associated with Alzheimer's — increase after a single night of sleep deprivation.
- Breakthrough: Researchers fix Alzheimer's gene April 11, 2018
In a first-of-its kind study, scientists use human neurons to study and correct the damaging effects of the APOE4 gene, a well-known genetic risk factor.
- Alzheimer's: Scientists find the cause of evening agitation April 10, 2018
A new study in mice shows that manipulating a biological clock circuit alters patterns of aggressiveness that mimic those of humans with Alzheimer's.
- Blood test detects Alzheimer's before symptoms appear April 9, 2018
Combining antibody technology and an infrared sensor, a groundbreaking test could make the early detection of Alzheimer's disease a possibility.
- Coffee may worsen Alzheimer's symptoms April 5, 2018
Coffee is often hailed for its health benefits, but new research finds that long-term consumption could be more of a hindrance for people with Alzheimer's.
- Low dopamine may indicate early Alzheimer's April 3, 2018
Scientists find that a lack of dopamine in the brain may cause some of the earliest symptoms of Alzheimer's disease, a condition with growing prevalence.
- Ibuprofen could stop Alzheimer's, say researchers March 28, 2018
Researchers claim that taking the common anti-inflammatory drug ibuprofen every day from the age of 55 could prevent Alzheimer's disease.
- Alzheimer's: This antibody may halt brain injury March 28, 2018
A study shows how an antibody that targets the APOE protein halved brain levels of plaque in mice with Alzheimer's disease without harming APOE in the blood.
- Can beets tackle Alzheimer's at its root? March 22, 2018
Harmful formations in the brains of people with Alzheimer's might be responsible for much of the neural damage. Can a beet-derived pigment prevent the harm?
- High fitness may slash dementia risk, study says March 15, 2018
A new study from Sweden asks whether the level of physical fitness at middle age could influence women's risk of developing dementia later in life.
- How daytime sleepiness may raise Alzheimer's risk March 12, 2018
Excessive daytime sleepiness may be an early warning sign of Alzheimer's, but what is the possible mechanism underlying this association?
- Could our blood reveal our future dementia risk? March 8, 2018
A new study has proposed that blood levels of branched-chain amino acids and other metabolites may reveal risk of future dementia and Alzheimer's disease.
- Boosting the brain's immune cells may stop Alzheimer's March 7, 2018
Two new studies show how a receptor activates immune cells in the brain to 'eat up' amyloid beta, thereby slowing down the progression of Alzheimer's.
- Genetic score can identify Alzheimer's risk much earlier March 7, 2018
Among adults in their 50s, researchers identified those with mild cognitive impairment — a precursor of Alzheimer's — from their polygenic risk scores.
- Head injuries may lead to early Alzheimer's March 6, 2018
Amid rising worries that sports-related head injuries may damage health long-term, a new study suggests that they may be tied to the onset of dementia.
- High cholesterol in late life may mean better brain health March 5, 2018
Having cholesterol higher than it was in midlife was linked to lower risk of marked cognitive decline in those aged 85–94, compared with those aged 75–84.
- Poor hearing could lead to poor memory February 27, 2018
New research — by scientists in Italy — suggests that a form of age-related hearing loss significantly raises the risk of mild cognitive impairment among seniors.
- Alcohol use disorder is a 'major risk factor' for dementia February 21, 2018
In a large-scale study, links between alcohol use disorder and dementia are fleshed out. The relationship is stronger than previously thought.