Tag Archives: beta-amyloid

New Drugs for Alzheimer’s Work in Novel Ways

By: www.ALZinfo.org A new class of drugs called gamma-secretase modulators works to reduce the buildup of toxic proteins in the brains of people with Alzheimer’s disease, giving doctors hope that these medications may offer effective new treatments for the devastating … Continue reading

Is an Effective Alzheimer’s Treatment at Hand?: An Expert Speaks

By: www.ALZinfo.org About $1 billion is spent each year on medicines like Aricept, Razadyne, Exelon, and Namenda. These drugs are used primarily to ease symptoms of cognitive loss. In general, improvements are modest. Current medications for Alzheimer’s may slow mental … Continue reading

Diabetes Linked to Brain Damage of Alzheimer’s Disease

People with type 2 diabetes or in the early stages of getting the disease appear to be at an increased risk of developing the brain plaques of Alzheimer’s disease. The findings are troubling, as diabetes is becoming alarmingly common in … Continue reading

Plain Talk About Alzheimer’s Research

By Kent L. Karosen President and CEO, Fisher Center Foundation At the Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation, we are funding innovative Alzheimer’s research that is beginning to make serious headway. I wanted to talk to you not as a … Continue reading

In Search of an Alzheimer’s Cure

By Toby Bilanow With over 5.3 million Americans currently suffering from Alzheimer’s, an effective treatment is needed more than ever. In Search of an Alzheimer’s Cure A cure for Alzheimer’s disease remains a holy grail for a growing number of … Continue reading

Which Proteins Cause Alzheimer’s Disease?

By: www.ALZinfo.org Beta-amyloid is believed to cause most of the degenerative brain changes underlying Alzheimer’s disease. Scientists at the Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research at The Rockefeller University have been pursing which types of beta-amyloid protein may be responsible for … Continue reading

Visualizing Alzheimer’s

By Toby Bilanow For centuries, scientists had few clues about the inner workings of the brain. The three pounds of nerve tissue that give us our thoughts and memories remained stubbornly out of reach. But all that is changing rapidly. … Continue reading

Low Vitamin D Levels Linked to Memory Decline

Vitamin D, the so-called “sunshine vitamin” long linked to healthy bones, has also been hailed as a possible protector against heart disease, diabetes and obesity. Now, a new study from Italy finds that the vitamin may be important for brain … Continue reading

Dr. Paul Greengard, Karolinska Institutet’s Bicentennial Gold Medal Recipient

Dr. Paul Greengard, Karolinska Institutet’s Bicentennial Gold Medal Recipient Dr. Paul Greengard, a Nobel Prize-winning neurobiologist and director of the Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research at The Rockefeller University, received the Karolinska Institutet’s Bicentennial Gold Medal on September 23rd, 2010.  … Continue reading

gSAP

Nature September 1, 2010 Full PDF: Click Here Fisher Scientists Discover Protein that Fuels Alzheimer’s Disease, Promising New Treatments Expected Researchers at the Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research laboratory published “Gamma-secretase Activating Protein is a Therapeutic Target for Alzheimer’s Disease” … Continue reading