A gene variant responsible for vascular damage to the brain is a promising new target for drug therapy to fight...
According to a new study, two genetic variants associated with Alzheimer's disease have been more specifically linked to brain atrophy that is characteristic of the disease.
Retinal scans can help researchers detect Alzheimer's disease and track its progression in those with the APOE4 genetic risk factor for the neurodegenerative disorder. The scans can detect blood vessel deterioration linked to the genetic biomarker.
A new study reports there appears to be no link between a high intake of dietary cholesterol and an increased risk of dementia, even in those who carried the APOE4 gene.
A new study looks at the possible causal link between the herpes virus and Alzheimer's disease. Researchers report antiviral drugs significantly reduce the risk of developing dementia in patients with severe herpes infections.
Children with the APOE E4 gene perform lower on verbal and general IQ tests than their peers without the genetic risk factor. APOE E4 is a genetic risk factor for Alzheimer's disease. The study suggests the effects of the gene manifests before adulthood and could be the earliest biomarker for later vulnerability to Alzheimer's disease.
Bumetanide, an FDA-approved potent diuretic used to treat fluid retention caused by heart, kidney, and liver disease may lower the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease for those with a genetic predisposition.
Researchers report ApoE4 can reduce the number of functional synapses by interfering with the DNA responsible for synapse formation and maintenance.
Researchers are testing whether low doses of Rapamycin, a drug most commonly used as an immunosuppressant following an organ transplant, can help to prevent Alzheimer's disease.
A new method of examining blood plasma allowed researchers to identify specific chemical bonds within the blood. The new technique allowed researchers to accurately distinguish between Alzheimer's disease and Lewy body dementia, thus reducing cases of misdiagnosis.