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Mayo Clinic team renews Alzheimer's feud, fingers tau over amyloid

In the world of Alzheimer's drug research, there's no lack of certainty among leading researchers. There's just no consensus on what causes the disease or how to treat it.

Blood vessel breakdown in the brain may be linked to Alzheimer's

Alzheimer's disease and vascular dementia, the two most common dementias, may be more alike than scientists previously thought.

Certain microRNAs might be viable Alzheimer's targets

A newly identified set of microRNAs may give scientists fresh insight into how protein levels in the brains of Alzheimer's patients are regulated.

GE Healthcare eyes 2014 for U.S. launch of Alzheimer's imaging agent

GE Healthcare has at long last nailed down FDA approval for an imaging agent designed to help evaluate living patients for Alzheimer's disease or dementia. It's the second brain-imaging drug of its kind to gain U.S. regulators' OK, and plans call for rolling it out commercially in 2014.

New study refutes Targretin claim for treatment of Alzheimer's

Last year, scientists reported that the drug bexarotene--marketed as Targretin--could rapidly break apart beta amyloid plaque deposits characteristically found in the brains of Alzheimer's patients. But new research suggests those findings may have been too good to be true.

Blocking a gene's activity could clear beta-amyloid plaques in Alzheimer's

Researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard University have discovered a possible new mechanism to halt the disease process in Alzheimer's.

New rat model could help scientists better understand, treat Alzheimer's

For the first time, scientists have genetically engineered a lab rat that has the full range of brain changes associated with Alzheimer's disease--that is, it more accurately mirrors the brain of a person with the disease.

NIH compound could reverse symptoms of Alzheimer's

While the cause of Alzheimer's disease continues to elude scientists, a new compound carries the promise of restoring memory loss and reversing the symptoms of the disease.

High risk of Alzheimer's disease linked to newly discovered gene mutation

Scientists in two different studies identified what is now only the second known gene mutation suspected to increase the likelihood of Alzheimer's disease in senior citizens.

Enzyme deletion slashes Alzheimer's plaque production

Researchers say they've made preclinical progress on a tantalizingly simple approach to fighting Alzheimer's disease. By eliminating a single enzyme in symptomatic mice, they drastically reduced the amount of plaque that is a hallmark of the disease's advance. And the rodents' cognitive abilities improved as a result.