Neurodegeneration in the News

Landmark Alzheimer's Prevention Trial

Genentech and University of Antioquia´s 2012 partnership for a landmark trial to assess the result of blinding amyloid beta (Abeta) as a potential therapy to stop Alzheimer´s disease. Find out more.

In Battle Against Alzheimer’s, This May Be Ground Zero

Following trials regarding Abeta focused on extended family whose members are likely to carry a gene that can lead to dementia by age 45. The study was published in “Trends in cognitive Sciences”. Find out more.

Alzheimer's researchers find clues to toxic forms of amyloid beta

University of California on how a subtle change to the Abeta protein affects its aggregation behavior and stabilizes an intermediate form with enhanced toxicity. The study was published in “EurekAlert” (AAAS). Find out more.

What to Know About Parkinson’s Disease After Muhammad Ali’s Death

The passing of the legendary boxer Muhammad Ali, decades after being diagnosed with Parkinson´s disease. Find out more.

Parkinson's Disease Glossary

Michael J. Fox handy Parkinson’s disease glossary. It includes information ranging from Alpha-synuclein to Young-onset Parkinson’s disease. Find out more.

Amyloid-β peptide protects against microbial infection in mouse and worm models of Alzheimer’s disease

University of Harvard on a new theory regarding Alzheimer´s disease, widening our understanding of the disease and suggesting new routes for treatment and prevention. This new theory focuses on the positive role of Abeta, fighting off bacteria and fungus in mice, worms and cells. The study was published in “Science Translational Medicine”Find out more.Five Great Alzheimer’s Resources For Caregivers

Five Great Alzheimer's Resources for Caregivers

It is estimated that 11 million Americans are currently providing care for a loved one suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. This article provides caregivers with five great Alzheimer´s Resources. Find out more.

Toxic form of tau protein foils memory formation in Alzheimer’s

The Gladstone Institute of Neurological Disease in San Francisco have published a study in “Neuron” illustrating that brains of those with Alzheimer’s have high levels of tau with a particular modification. The study also reveals that a toxic form of tau protein foils memory formation in Alzheimer´s disease. Find out more.

21 Communication Tips from Persons Living with Alzheimer's and dementia

21 Communication tips from people living with Alzheimer´s and demetia aiming to educate and empower caregivers and their families. Find out more.

What do you know about Parkinson’s disease?

On World Parkinson´s Day, Parkinson´s Life took to the streets of London to find out what people knew about the diseases. Find out more.

Can Alzheimer's Be Stopped?

NOVA documentary on advances in Alzheimer research and clinical trial in the US and Colombia (University of Antioquia). Find out more.

What are dementia and Alzheimer's?

What are dementia and Alzheimer's disease? Khan academy video describes these progressive neurodegenerative disease. Find out more.

What is Parkinson's disease?

What is Parkinson's disease? Khan academy video describes signs, causes and symptoms of the disease. Find out more.