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gSAP: A Key Protein in Plaque Formation

By: www.ALZinfo.org Dr. Gen He and Dr. Paul Greengard of the Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research laboratory have discovered a protein that stimulates the production of beta-amyloid, the toxic protein that is linked to the development of plaques in the … Continue reading

Brain Scans Lead to Earlier Alzheimer’s Diagnosis

Scientists are moving closer to diagnosing Alzheimer’s disease at an earlier stage using special brain scans. The scans, which are not routinely available in doctors’ offices, should make it easier to know for sure whether someone has Alzheimer’s earlier in … Continue reading

People With Alzheimer’s Can’t Clear Plaque

Scientists have long been studying beta-amyloid, the sticky protein that builds up in the brains of those with Alzheimer’s disease. Everyone makes beta-amyloid, but in those with Alzheimer’s disease, the protein accumulates to toxic levels, eventually forming clumps in the … Continue reading

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Journal of Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology March 7, 2011 Full PDF: Click Here Fisher Scientists Discover New Ways to Rid Cells of Alzheimer Protein Identifying a cure for Alzheimer’s disease remains a major challenge. Few drugs are … Continue reading

In Search of a Blood Test for Alzheimer’s

Measuring the levels of inflammatory proteins in the blood, combined with certain clinical features, can aid in the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new report from the Texas Alzheimer’s Research Consortium. A blood test for Alzheimer’s that detects … Continue reading

Fisher Scientists Discover New Ways to Rid Cells of Alzheimer Protein

Identifying a cure for Alzheimer’s disease remains a major challenge. Few drugs are currently approved by the Food and Drug Administration to treat Alzheimer’s patients. Unfortunately none of these drugs halt progression of the disease and their impact on cognitive … Continue reading

Key Protein May Lead to Faster Acting Anti-Depression Drugs

By: www.ALZinfo.org There is no single known cause for depression. Depression is believed to result from a combination of genetic, biochemical, environmental and psychological factors. Each year over 17 million American adults experienced a period of clinical depression. In Alzheimer’s … Continue reading

Protein p11 and the Understanding of Depression

By: www.ALZinfo.org Paul Greengard, PhD, director of Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research’s team of internationally renowned scientists, has helped discover a protein that seems to be pivotal in lifting depression. The National Institute of Mental Health, a division of the … Continue reading

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

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