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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.
Researchers identify overlapping genetic locations that shape face and the brain

Researchers identify overlapping genetic locations that shape face and the brain

Processed meat consumption associated with increased risk of dementia

Processed meat consumption associated with increased risk of dementia

New high-throughput system for testing drug candidates to treat neurodegenerative diseases

New high-throughput system for testing drug candidates to treat neurodegenerative diseases

Comprehensive mutation map helps better understand the biological processes underlying Alzheimer's

Comprehensive mutation map helps better understand the biological processes underlying Alzheimer's

Two new Alzheimer’s genes discovered

Two new Alzheimer’s genes discovered

New platform could help treat neurodegenerative diseases using regenerative medicine

New platform could help treat neurodegenerative diseases using regenerative medicine

First-in-human clinical trial to test safety, efficacy of gene therapy for Alzheimer's disease

First-in-human clinical trial to test safety, efficacy of gene therapy for Alzheimer's disease

Antioxidant in green tea may lead to new anti-cancer drugs

Antioxidant in green tea may lead to new anti-cancer drugs

Brain protein that causes Alzheimer's also protects against the disease

Brain protein that causes Alzheimer's also protects against the disease

New platform may accelerate genomic medicine research, drug therapies

New platform may accelerate genomic medicine research, drug therapies

$1.8 million NIH grant supports research on extracellular vesicles

$1.8 million NIH grant supports research on extracellular vesicles

Study provides a causal link between the Alzheimer's risk gene and COVID-19

Study provides a causal link between the Alzheimer's risk gene and COVID-19

Ancestral backgrounds can influence Alzheimer's disease risk, finds study

Ancestral backgrounds can influence Alzheimer's disease risk, finds study

Machine intelligence can be used to improve brain-mapping technique

Machine intelligence can be used to improve brain-mapping technique

Innovative gene therapy approach for regeneration of functional new neurons

Innovative gene therapy approach for regeneration of functional new neurons

ECSIT protein can shed light on the origin of Alzheimer's disease

ECSIT protein can shed light on the origin of Alzheimer's disease

Microglia surveillance helps prevent seizure activity in the brain

Microglia surveillance helps prevent seizure activity in the brain

Study sheds light on molecular underpinnings of long-term memory

Study sheds light on molecular underpinnings of long-term memory

Researchers develop a diagnostic tool for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Researchers develop a diagnostic tool for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Scientists use advanced methods for investigating structure and interactions of proteins

Scientists use advanced methods for investigating structure and interactions of proteins