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Alzheimer's disease (AD) is an irreversible, progressive brain disease that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills and, eventually, the ability to carry out the simplest tasks of daily living. In most people with AD, symptoms first appear after age 60. AD is the most common cause of dementia among older people, but it is not a normal part of aging. Dementia refers to a decline in cognitive function that interferes with daily life and activities. AD starts in a region of the brain that affects recent memory, then gradually spreads to other parts of the brain. Although treatment can slow the progression of AD and help manage its symptoms in some people, currently there is no cure for this devastating disease.
Multiple changes in brain cells during embryonic development may contribute to schizophrenia

Multiple changes in brain cells during embryonic development may contribute to schizophrenia

Researchers identify toxic senescent cells in the brain as potential target for Alzheimer’s treatment

Researchers identify toxic senescent cells in the brain as potential target for Alzheimer’s treatment

First molecular structure of TDP-43 could pave the way for new ALS therapies

First molecular structure of TDP-43 could pave the way for new ALS therapies

Immune cells in the brain mediate the link between gut microbiome and amyloid beta deposits

Immune cells in the brain mediate the link between gut microbiome and amyloid beta deposits

Tough protein connects directly with neurons to cause damaging inflammatory reaction in the brain

Tough protein connects directly with neurons to cause damaging inflammatory reaction in the brain

Researchers investigate how brain's immune cells relate to a gene mutation in Alzheimer's disease

Researchers investigate how brain's immune cells relate to a gene mutation in Alzheimer's disease

Multiple sclerosis drug improves memory in mouse model of Alzheimer's disease

Multiple sclerosis drug improves memory in mouse model of Alzheimer's disease

New insight into how neurons and astrocytes work together to form healthy synapses

New insight into how neurons and astrocytes work together to form healthy synapses

Novel research reveals a vital but previously unknown role for microglia

Novel research reveals a vital but previously unknown role for microglia

Researchers map proteo-genomic connections between different human diseases

Researchers map proteo-genomic connections between different human diseases

Brain immune cells take up large amounts of sugar at the beginning of neurodegenerative disease

Brain immune cells take up large amounts of sugar at the beginning of neurodegenerative disease

Oral diuretic pill may potentially be repurposed to treat Alzheimer's in people with genetic risk

Oral diuretic pill may potentially be repurposed to treat Alzheimer's in people with genetic risk

Common drug to treat cancer reverses Alzheimer’s symptoms in mice

Common drug to treat cancer reverses Alzheimer’s symptoms in mice

Genome Research' special issue covers advanced developments in single-cell genomics

Genome Research' special issue covers advanced developments in single-cell genomics

Researchers identify host entry factor for Rift Valley fever virus

Researchers identify host entry factor for Rift Valley fever virus

Study explores the benefits of the MIND diet for older adults

Study explores the benefits of the MIND diet for older adults

Study uses mouse models to identify the likely cause of Alzheimer's disease

Study uses mouse models to identify the likely cause of Alzheimer's disease

Researchers develop novel cell reprogramming strategy to slow down glioblastomas

Researchers develop novel cell reprogramming strategy to slow down glioblastomas

Scientists use stem cells to investigate the genetic risk for Alzheimer's disease

Scientists use stem cells to investigate the genetic risk for Alzheimer's disease

NYU Tandon professors show broad therapeutic potential of novel peptide to combat multiple diseases

NYU Tandon professors show broad therapeutic potential of novel peptide to combat multiple diseases