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BrightFocus Researchers Discover New Evidence About Tau's Spread in Early Alzheimer’s

In a major discovery, BrightFocus-funded scientists have made significant progress in understanding how tau tangles may spread in the earliest stages …


Potential breakthrough in bid for Alzheimer’s treatment

Scientists identify protein key to Alzheimer's treatment

Known as GPR3, the protein is believed to play an important role in reducing the buildup of amyloid plaques in the brain, a hallmark of Alzheimer's disease, said the findings in Wednesday's edition of Science Translational Medicine.<p>Research on mice with four different varieties of dementia showed …


Fungal Infections Linked to Alzheimer's Disease

<b>Researchers have found evidence of fungal infections in the brains of people with Alzheimer’s disease. The research was published in Nature’s</b> …


Study peeks into healthy brains to hunt Alzheimer's culprit

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sticky plaque gets the most attention, but now healthy seniors at risk of Alzheimer's are letting scientists peek into their brains to see if another culprit is lurking.<p>No one knows what actually causes Alzheimer's, but the suspects are its two hallmarks — the gunky amyloid in …