• Strongest genetic risk factor for Alzheimer's disease impairs function of human microglia

    29 days ago - By News Medical

    A study carried out with a new human stem cell-derived model reveals that the most prevalent genetic risk factor of Alzheimer's disease , apolipoprotein E4 , impairs the function of human brain immune cells, microglia. These findings pave the way for new, effective treatment approaches for AD. The results were published in Stem Cell Reports.
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  • Researchers identify potential target for diabetes-associated Alzheimer's disease

    29 days ago - By News Medical

    Researchers have identified a protein that may contribute to the progression of Alzheimer's disease pathology in type-2 diabetes, reports a new study of male mice and human brain tissue. The research could have implications for future drug development.
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  • Chemist explores link between Alzheimer's and copper protein molecules in brain cells

    1 month ago - By News Medical

    A University of Houston chemist is exploring the link between copper protein molecules in brain cells and neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's.
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