Tag: Tau Protein

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Tracking tau protein yields insight into possible treatments for neurodegenerative diseases

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In the fight against neurodegenerative diseases such as frontotemporal dementia, Alzheimer’s and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, the tau protein is a major culprit. Source link...
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Viewpoint: Could infectious pathogens play a role in Alzheimer's disease?

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For researchers investigating Alzheimer’s Disease (AD), a devastating neurodegenerative illness afflicting close to 6 million Americans, it is the best and worst of times. Source...
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New Blood Test Found To Improve Alzheimer’s Disease Diagnosis, Treatment

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A new blood test, according to researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, said that pTau181 levels were 3.5 times higher for people suffering...
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New multiplexed electrical biosensor for accurate detection of Alzheimer's disease

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A research team at KAIST reported clinically accurate multiplexed electrical biosensor for detecting Alzheimer’s disease by measuring its core biomarkers using densely aligned carbon nanotubes....
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Scientist wins two-year grant for diagnosis of Alzheimer's, Parkinson's via innovative skin test

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Wenquan Zou, MD, PhD, an expert in prion and degenerative neurological diseases, has received a two-year grant for developing diagnostic tools for Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s...
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Sleep decline in one's 50s, 60s increases risk of Alzheimer's disease

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People who report a declining quality of sleep as they age from their 50s to their 60s have more protein tangles in their brain, putting...
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Researchers identify missing link between amyloid plaques and tau tangles in Alzheimer's

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Years before symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease appear, two kinds of damaging proteins silently collect in the brain: amyloid beta and tau. Clumps of amyloid accumulate...
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Researchers use experimental PET to detect abnormal tau in brains of living former NFL players

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Using an experimental positron emission tomography scan, researchers have found elevated amounts of abnormal tau protein in brain regions players with cognitive, mood and behavior...
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Scientists develop technique to clear abnormal tau protein from human neurons

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Harnessing a probe used to image the brain in diagnosing Alzheimer’s disease and related forms of dementia, scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Massachusetts General...
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Ultrasensitive test detects corrupted protein associated with Alzheimer's and CTE

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An ultrasensitive test has been developed that detects a corrupted protein associated with Alzheimer’s disease and chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a condition found in athletes, military...
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Researchers identify potential diagnostic tool for Alzheimer’s disease

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Researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine have identified in live human brains new radioactive “tracer” molecules that bind to and “light up” tau tangles, a protein...
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Single tau molecule holds clues to help diagnose neurodegeneration in its earliest stages

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Scientists who recently identified the molecular start of Alzheimer’s disease have used that finding to determine that it should be possible to forecast which type...

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