Potential treatment for Alzheimer’s dementia using cell therapy

Researchers from Gladstone Institute uncovered the therapeutic benefits of genetically improving interneurons with a voltage-gated sodium channel Nav1.1 and transplanting them into the brain of a mouse model of Alzheimer's disease. This study is led by Jorge Palop, Ph.D., an assistant investigator at the Gladstone Institutes. The study findings are published in journal Neuron.Inhibitory interneurons … Continue reading Potential treatment for Alzheimer’s dementia using cell therapy

New biomarkers for assessing Alzheimers dementia risk and early diagnosis

Researchers from the University of Texas have analyzed biomarkers to predict future risk of dementia. Their findings are published in journal Alzheimer's & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer's Association. Dementia is a rising tidal wave of devastation for families and society. Age is the biggest risk factor. Alzheimer's disease, which is the leading cause of … Continue reading New biomarkers for assessing Alzheimers dementia risk and early diagnosis

Research finds that gene therapy could be used in early Alzheimers disease in animal studies

Researchers have prevented the development of Alzheimer's disease in mice by using a virus to deliver a specific gene into the brain.The early-stage findings, by scientists from Imperial College London, open avenues for potential new treatments for the disease. In the study, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the team … Continue reading Research finds that gene therapy could be used in early Alzheimers disease in animal studies

Study demonstrates role of gut bacteria in neurodegenerative diseases

Alzheimer’s disease (AD), Parkinson’s disease (PD) and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) are all characterized by clumped, misfolded proteins and inflammation in the brain. In more than 90 percent of cases, physicians and scientists do not know what causes these processes to occur.Robert P. Friedland, M.D., the Mason C. and Mary D. Rudd Endowed Chair and … Continue reading Study demonstrates role of gut bacteria in neurodegenerative diseases