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Researchers discover drug that could prevent brain cell death caused by b-amyloid

UCLA researchers have discovered a drug that blocks b-amyloid plaques from attaching to brain cells, preventing the extensive cell death. [...]
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Vascular risk on cognitive decline is magnified in people with higher brain amyloid levels

Vascular risk factors appear to hasten the risk of cognitive decline in normal older individuals with evidence of very early [...]
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New Dutch spin out will treat beta amyloid related disorders with RNA therapy

ProQR has spun out Amylon Therapeutics, a company that will treat central nervous system (CNS) disorders with a lead candidate [...]
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Protective amyloid precursor protein (APP) mutation lowers Aβ in blood

More support for amyloid hypothesis Five years ago, Icelandic scientists found a mutation in the amyloid precursor protein (APP) that [...]
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Differences in amyloid buildup around blood vessels and neurons

Researchers have discovered that amyloid-beta has different structures when it accumulates around blood vessels and neurons. Although the researchers could [...]
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Metallic molecule enables real-time monitoring of amyloid fibrils

Study shows metallic complexes that luminesce when bound to amyloid protein fibrils associated with Alzheimer’s disease Researchers at the Rice [...]
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Vaccine may prevent protein formations

Anti-amyloid beta vaccine can immunise patients at the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease Researchers at Flinders University and the University [...]
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Cannabinoids can remove plaque-forming protein associated with Alzheimer’s

Researchers discover THC’s ‘dual effect’ on brain cells Scientists at the Salk Institute has found that cannabinoids can remove the [...]
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New insights into role of amyloid beta in Alzheimer’s

Studies can help design treatments to limit amyloid beta accumulation Researchers from the Washington University School of Medicine (St. Louis) [...]
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Clues to toxic forms of amyloid beta protein found

New findings underscore the importance of the amino acid at position 22 for amyloid beta toxicity Much of the research [...]
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