Alzheimer’s disease

A key role for cellular senescence, particularly in astrocytes, in excitotoxicity, which may lead to neurodegeneration, is suggested in research from the Buck Institute. “This study gets to the underlying mechanisms that drive the toxicity. We have identified targets that may be of more use in drug development,” said senior author and Buck professor Judith… Read more

There remains a controversy in scientific circles today regarding the value of lithium therapy in treating Alzheimer’s disease. Much of this stems from the fact that because the information gathered to date has originated from a multitude of differential approaches, conditions, formulations, timing and dosages of treatment, results are difficult to compare. Also, continued treatments… Read more

Living near major roads or highways is linked to higher incidence of dementia, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease and multiple sclerosis (MS), suggests new research. The researchers also found that living near green spaces, like parks, has protective effects against developing these neurological disorders. “For the first time, we have confirmed a link between air pollution… Read more

A previously unknown gene and associated protein which could potentially be suppressed to slow the advance of Alzheimer’s disease have been identified by researchers at Case Western University School of Medicine. “Based on the data we have, this protein can be an unrecognized new risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease (AD). We also see this as… Read more