Author Archives: Kara Elam

17 Potential Alzheimer’s Drugs to Be Focus of Alzheimer’s Talks Teleconference on April 11

Two important Alzheimer’s research organizations, Researchers Against Alzheimer’s (RA2) and Us Against Alzheimer’s (UsA2), will host an Alzheimer’s Talks Teleconference on April 11 to discuss recently released findings of an analysis of late-stage drug candidates to treat the disease. Significant findings in the analysis, released in March, include: There are 17 drugs in late-stage…

Long-term Memories Maintained by Prion-like Proteins

Researchers from Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) have released multiple study findings showing that long term memories are stored with the help of prion-like proteins called CPEB.  These CPEB proteins work to form long term memory in the same way as the mechanisms that cause mad cow disease, kuru, and other…