Tag Archives: protein

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

Spinal Fluid Test Can Predict Early Alzheimer’s

A test that measures proteins in the spinal fluid was accurate in detecting which people with memory problems would go on to develop Alzheimer’s disease. The findings could lead to a safe and accurate way to test for Alzheimer’s disease … Continue reading

Recruiting Stress Proteins to clean up tangles in the brain

The brains of people with Alzheimer’s contain large numbers of plaques and tangles. Plaques are formed from beta-amyloid. Tangles are made of a protein called tau. Like beta-amyloid, tangles can also damage the brain and thus contribute to the devastating … Continue reading

Beating Back Beta Amyloid

The Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation funds scientists who continue to be at the forefront of research into the understanding of beta amyloid, a protein that is at the root of Alzheimer’s disease. Beta amyloid forms dense protein deposits … Continue reading

Casein Kinase 1

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences February 26, 2007 Full PDF: Click Here New therapeutic target for Alzheimer’s could lead to drugs without side effects Researchers from the Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center at The Rockefeller University … Continue reading

Tau

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences May 21, 2007 Full PDF: Click Here Fisher Scientists Find New Way to Inhibit Production of Neurofibrillary Tangles The neurofibrillary tangles characteristic of Alzheimer’s disease are composed of the protein called “tau.” In … Continue reading

What Happens To The Brain in Alzheimer’s Disease?

People with AD gradually suffer memory loss and a decline in thinking abilities, as well as major personality changes. These losses in cognitive function are accompanied by changes in the brain, including the build-up of amyloid plaques and tau-containing neurofibrillary … Continue reading

Scientists Identify New Alzheimer’s Gene

Researchers have identified a gene, CALHM1, that may raise the risk of getting late-onset Alzheimer’s… Continue reading

Experimental Drug Flurizan May Slow Decline of Mild Alzheimer’s

Patients taking tarenflurbil had less functional decline in mid-size clinical trial. Continue reading