Brain banks enable crucial advances in neurodegenerative disease research, but dwindling public support around the world now threatens to cripple these institutions. Alzforum reports on the challenges and achievements of brain banks in a three-part...
19-Feb-2015 4:00 PM EST
Scientists are developing PET tracers to detect neurofibrillary tangles in the brain, one of the hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease. Alzforum reviews the state of the research.
18-Feb-2015 5:30 PM EST
Molecular biologists are wielding a hot new gene editing tool called CRISPR to mutate, slice, and hopefully repair virtually any spot in the genome of any animal. Neuroscientists are finally taking advantage of the new technique, with an eye toward...
17-Sep-2014 10:00 AM EDT
Many families with a history of Alzheimer’s or related diseases remain unaware they can use preimplantation genetic diagnosis to avoid passing on disease genes to their children. In a two-part series, Alzforum covers the pros and cons of PGD.
7-Jul-2014 8:00 AM EDT
While scientists debate whether computer games benefit cognition, some are finding new uses for gaming data—in clinical trial research. In a two-part series, Alzforum reports on the data behind the games.
17-Jun-2014 11:25 AM EDT
Catch up on the latest in Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Alzforum series delivers the highlights of new findings presented at a joint Keystone meeting.
30-Apr-2014 11:00 AM EDT
At the Keystone Symposium “New Frontiers in Neurodegenerative Disease Research,” held 4-7 February in Santa Fe, New Mexico, researchers explored the processes that lead to a variety of diseases, including Alzheimer’s and Lou Gehrig’s disease...
6-Mar-2013 3:00 PM EST
Scientists are getting serious about tackling Alzheimer's disease with multiple drugs. Going after one target at a time has not proven successful, and some researchers believe that new drugs may not work well alone. Instead, they want to develop...
14-Feb-2013 12:00 PM EST