Protein deposits from senile plaques affect the walls of blood vessels and alter their growth factor, causing dysfunction in the brain's small blood vessels.
A new imaging system has allowed researchers to map whole brain distribution of senile plaques in mouse models of Alzheimer's disease. The technique could help propel Alzheimer's research and speed up the development of new treatments.
Researchers discovered a way to stimulate the brain's natural defense mechanisms in mice with Alzheimer's disease symptoms. This major breakthrough opens the door to the development of a treatment for Alzheimer's disease and a vaccine to prevent the illness.