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The latest research by Ivan Korendovych at Syracuse University in New York pointed towards amyloids containing short chains of amino acids, known as peptides, New Scientist reported. To find out if amyloids can behave like enzymes too, Korendovych
Contact Information Available for logged-in reporters only Description Imagine a 1950s horror movie monstera creeping, gluey tangle of gunk that strangles everything around it. That's what amyloid plaques are like when they form in body tissues.
Contact Information Available for logged-in reporters only Description High blood-sugar levels, such as those linked with Type 2 diabetes, make beta amyloid protein associated with Alzheimer's disease dramatically more toxic to cells lining blood
A team of Japanese researchers has developed a compound to suppress the formation of a protein believed to cause Alzheimer's disease, according to a study published Wednesday in a British science journal. The researchers, mostly from Doshisha
But the true incidence could be far higher since cardiologists often mistake it for garden-variety heart failure with no known cause. It's potentially a far more common condition disorder than it appears to be, said Dr. Rodney Falk, director of the
There is no known cure for Alzheimer's, and every promising treatment candidate has failed to produce results in large scale clinical trials. Startup company T3D Therapeutics believes that this is because there may be several Alzheimer's pathologies
However, research is divided, with other studies suggesting copper may actually protect the brain. The latest study in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences showed high levels of copper left the brain struggling to get rid of a protein
The Alzheimer's Association projects that the number of people living with Alzheimer's disease will soar from 5 million to 13.8 million by 2050 unless scientists develop new ways to stop the disease. Current medications do not treat Alzheimer's or
EDT Embargo expired: 6/12/2013 2:00 PM EDT Source Newsroom: Newswise Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have measured a significant and potentially pivotal difference between the brains of patients with an inherited
EDT Source Newsroom: Newswise Multiple drug classes commonly prescribed for common medical conditions are capable of influencing the onset and progression of Alzheimer's disease, according to researchers at The Mount Sinai Medical Center.