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Space Experiment Could Shed Light on Neurodegenerative Diseases

Researcher Amir Hirsa has found a way 240 miles above the Earth’s surface to study the aggregation of proteins that are the hallmarks of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases, and type 2 diabetes. Hirsa, PhD, is a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering with a joint appointment in chemical and biological engineering…

Documentary Chronicles Father’s Battle With Alzheimer’s

A new documentary released in advance of World Alzheimer’s Day today tells the story of a Worcester, Massachusetts, photographer and art professor who captured the gradual cognitive decline of his late father through a large format black-and-white camera. “With Dad,” which is available to stream on the…

Amyloid-beta Produced in the Liver May Play Role in Alzheimer’s

Amyloid-beta produced in peripheral organs, specifically the liver, may be implicated in the brain neurodegeneration observed in Alzheimer’s disease, according to a mouse study. The study, “Synthesis of human amyloid restricted to liver results in an Alzheimer disease–like neurodegenerative phenotype,” was published in PLOS Biology. Deposits of amyloid-beta…

Omega-3 Supplements May Slow Memory Decline

Six months of daily supplements of omega-3 increased the levels of two biomarkers of inflammation and nerve damage in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) of people with Alzheimer’s disease, according to a post-hoc analysis of data from the OmegAD clinical trial. While these preliminary findings suggest that omega-3 supplements may…

AlzeCure Gets Green Light for 3rd Phase 1 Study of ACD856

AlzeCure Pharma has been granted approval by Swedish regulatory authorities to start its third Phase 1 study of ACD856, the company’s leading therapeutic candidate for Alzheimer’s disease. The study is designed to test multiple ascending doses of the medication, which means that the amount of ACD856 will be…

Congress Asks FDA for More Information on Aduhelm Approval

Federal lawmakers are asking the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to provide additional data and documents related to the agency’s controversial decision to grant accelerated approval to Biogen‘s Aduhelm (aducanumab) as a treatment for Alzheimer’s disease. U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone, Jr., chair of the House Committee on…

Patients, Caregivers Asked to Help Adira in Choosing Grant Awards

The Adira Foundation is inviting people with neurodegenerative diseases and their caregivers to join a grant proposal review committee. A nonprofit foundation, its mission is to unite people affected by some of most common neurodegenerative diseases — namely, Alzheimer’s disease, Huntington’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, and multiple sclerosis —…

Supporters Poised for September, 10th World Alzheimer’s Month

Each September, people from around the globe come together to heighten awareness of Alzheimer’s disease and push back against stigmas around dementia. This year marks a decade of advocacy, as supporters observe the 10th World Alzheimer’s Month. Throughout the month, patients, caregivers, and advocates will share messages and stories…