UVA research shows true nature of immune cells blamed in Alzheimer’s

Immune cells commonly blamed in Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases are actually precision cleaning machines protecting the central nervous system, new research from the University of Virginia School of Medicine shows. The discovery adds nuance and complexity to our understanding of immune cells known as microglia. By appreciating the role of these cells in full, […]

Researchers report unusually high levels of herpesvirus in the brains of people with Alzheimer’s disease

Networks identified for developing new therapies to treat Alzheimer’s disease Two strains of human herpesvirus-;human herpesvirus 6A (HHV-6A) and human herpesvirus 7 (HHV-7) -;are found in the brains of people with Alzheimer’s disease at levels up to twice as high as in those without Alzheimer’s, researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai […]

Alzheimer’s breakthrough: Brain metals that may drive disease progression revealed

In brains affected by Alzheimer’s, researchers identify chemically reduced iron species, with mineral forms including a magnetic iron oxide which they hypothesize are produced during formation of amyloid protein plaques. Credit: University of Warwick/Dr Joanna Collingwood In brains affected by Alzheimer’s, researchers identify chemically reduced iron species, with mineral forms including a magnetic iron oxide […]

Breakthrough discovery reveals brain metals that may drive progression of Alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer’s disease could be better treated, thanks to a breakthrough discovery of the properties of the metals in the brain involved in the progression of the neurodegenerative condition, by an international research collaboration including the University of Warwick. Dr Joanna Collingwood, from Warwick’s School of Engineering, was part of a research team which characterized iron […]