Tagged: Alzheimers Disease

Deep Brain Stimulation Without Surgery

Deep brain stimulation can improve debilitating, treatment-resistant brain disorders but involves surgically implanting electrodes that often have to penetrate multiple layers of tissue before reaching their targets. In a mouse study published today (June...

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Canine Models for Alzheimer’s

It’s no secret that fewer than 10 percent of investigational drugs achieve regulatory approval and reach the marketplace. But the chances of success for drugs developed to treat Alzheimer’s disease are even more grim....

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Environmental Magnetite in the Human Brain

In more than three dozen postmortem human brains, scientists have detected nanoparticles of magnetite that they suspect came from the environment. The brain produces magnetite particles that are associated with Alzheimer’s disease, but these...

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Another Role for ApoE?

The allele apolipoprotein E ε4 (APOE ε4) is the greatest genetic risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease (AD), but the role of the ApoE4 protein in AD has long been elusive. Turns out, ApoE4 may...

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