Restoring normal sleep patterns by activating the thalamic reticular nucleus with chemogenetics reduced the accumulation of amyloid-beta plaques in the brains.
Researchers have developed a new imaging technique that makes it possible to study why proteins associated with Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases may go from harmless to toxic.
According to researchers, as we age, it takes a lot longer to clear amyloid beta from the brain, thus leading to a build up of the toxic protein implicated in Alzheimer's disease.
A new study reports on the anatomic reason why long term musical memory often stays intact for Alzheimer's patients.
An association has been discovered between cognitive decline and social engagement in older adults. Older people who are less socially active have a greater accumulation of amyloid beta and increased cognitive decline over a three-year span, compared to more socially active peers.
PET scans can track the progressive stages of Alzheimer’s disease in cognitively normal adults, researchers report.
Amyloid-beta accumulation in the brain may contribute to deficits in circadian regulation of learning and memory during the early stages of Alzheimer's disease.
Using Raman imaging technology, University of Twente researchers have been able to obtain clear images of brain tissue affected by Alzheimer's disease.
The S198P mutation causes APP to fold more quickly, allowing amyloid-beta peptides to produce from mature APP at a more rapid rate than from APP that does not contain the genetic mutation. The findings shed new light on genetic mutations associated with Alzheimer's disease.
A lack of vitamin A during pregnancy or shortly after birth may facilitate Alzheimer's disease later in life, a new study reports.
Amyloid plaques form in the same location and spread in the same way in the brains of people with both obstructive sleep apnea and Alzheimer's disease.
WUSTL researchers report a poor night's sleep can cause levels of amyloid beta to rise faster than the brain's waste disposal system can remove it. Researchers note frequent sleep disruptions can lead to an increased risk of developing Alzheimer's disease.