by Gizem Terzioglufigures by MJ Park Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder that affects millions of people worldwide, and despite years of research efforts, there is still no cure. However, recent studies have highlighted the crucial roles of microglia, the resident immune cells of our brain, in the development and progression of Alzheimer’s disease. But the question remains: do microglia defend our brain against … Continue reading Are microglia the hero or the villain in Alzheimer’s disease?
Drugs that inhibit formation of protein clumps may help treat degenerative diseases, but determining when to administer them is challenging. Using mathematical modelling, researchers have developed a strategy to design better treatment protocols based on individual drug properties. Continue reading Mathematical Modeling to Treat Degenerative Diseases
Rather than try to get a glimpse into the brain, which is notoriously difficult, a new study shows that signs of Alzheimer’s disease may appear in the blood, which is a lot more accessible. Continue reading The future of Alzheimer’s disease detection could be as simple as a blood test
In 2018, approximately 5.7 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s dementia, a number that is expected to double within the next 30 years. Alzheimer’s disease causes memory loss, mood changes, and eventually difficulty speaking, swallowing, and walking. Currently, no medication exists that can slow or stop the progression of Alzheimer’s disease and no new treatments have been approved by the FDA in more than 15 … Continue reading Hope for Alzheimer’s patients? The first positive clinical trial results in years