Alzheimer’s tied to brain’s ‘waste removal system’

‘Genetic link’ with ‘waste system’ ‘An important step’ forward in research In Alzheimer’s disease, our brains accumulate molecular waste; excess buildup of proteins that could become toxic and disrupt communication between brain cells. A new study asks whether the endolysosomal system, which takes care of cellular waste, may be involved in the development of this […]

BU professor receives $1.2 million grant to study impact of TBI, military service on Alzheimer’s disease

Jesse Mez, MD, MS, assistant professor of neurology at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), has received a three-year, $1.2 million grant from the United States Department of Defense to study the impact of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and military service on Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders. Mez, who also serves as Associate Director of […]

More Alzheimer’s Gene Links Found

TUESDAY, Aug. 14, 2018 — U.S. researchers say they’ve identified more genes that may be associated with Alzheimer’s disease. They studied nearly 6,000 people with Alzheimer’s and 5,000 people with healthy brains and pinpointed rare variations in genes that may play a role in the mind-degenerating disease. The newly identified genes suggest that an inflammatory […]