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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.
UCLA researchers receive NIH award to develop next-generation versions of miniature microscope

UCLA researchers receive NIH award to develop next-generation versions of miniature microscope

New method can identify the vast number of molecules derived from food

New method can identify the vast number of molecules derived from food

Positive social interactions associated with purposefulness in older adults

Positive social interactions associated with purposefulness in older adults

New biomedical research tool may help advance molecular diagnostics and drug discovery

New biomedical research tool may help advance molecular diagnostics and drug discovery

Understanding the regulation of intramembrane proteases across the tree of life

Understanding the regulation of intramembrane proteases across the tree of life

Researchers shed light on development and treatment of brain diseases

Researchers shed light on development and treatment of brain diseases

Mice study explains why humans expressing CHT gene variant exhibit attentional vulnerabilities

Mice study explains why humans expressing CHT gene variant exhibit attentional vulnerabilities

New technique helps rewind the cellular biological clock by around 30 years

New technique helps rewind the cellular biological clock by around 30 years

Researchers discover 15 genetic 'hotspots' that speed up or slow down brain aging

Researchers discover 15 genetic 'hotspots' that speed up or slow down brain aging

Understanding how cleaning up bad mitochondria affects stem cell division

Understanding how cleaning up bad mitochondria affects stem cell division

Insight into oligodendrocyte cells could lead to new treatments for neurodegenerative diseases

Insight into oligodendrocyte cells could lead to new treatments for neurodegenerative diseases

Astrocyte networks are essential for spatial learning and memory formation, study shows

Astrocyte networks are essential for spatial learning and memory formation, study shows

Study identifies two types of brain cells that play a key role in creating memories

Study identifies two types of brain cells that play a key role in creating memories

Research points to a common thread linking diverse neurodegenerative diseases

Research points to a common thread linking diverse neurodegenerative diseases

Novel molecular pathway shared by ALS and frontotemporal dementia identified

Novel molecular pathway shared by ALS and frontotemporal dementia identified

UCI biologists discover how a gene variant protects against Alzheimer's disease

UCI biologists discover how a gene variant protects against Alzheimer's disease

Researchers aim to tackle neurodegenerative diseases of the eye and brain

Researchers aim to tackle neurodegenerative diseases of the eye and brain

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