Guided by precise biomarker tests, therapeutic vaccines targeting the pathology of neurodegenerative disease could provide solutions to the impending global crisis in dementia. As Dr Andrea Pfeifer, Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer and Director of AC Immune, describes here, current work is both establishing the targets that those vaccines must address…
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Two different peptides were found to slow the spread of alpha-synuclein, potentially becoming the first drugs to slow the progression of Parkinson’s disease.
Sphingosine-1 phosphate was found to regulate blood glow in cerebral blood vessels in mice, presenting a potential therapeutic target.
To ensure that new drugs are effective and have as little toxicity as possible, they first need to be tested in model systems before entering clinical trials. In this Q&A, Dr Takanori Takebe outlines his research into liver organoids derived from stem cells that can be used to test new…
Researchers have developed a stem cell therapy that could treat the damage caused by dementia by launching a repair response.
A study has shown that treatments to reduce levels of hydrogen sulphide (H2S) in the brain may help to prevent dementia.
Although many potential targets have been identified for Alzheimer’s disease (AD), there is no effective treatment for this debilitating condition. In this article, Monika Schmidt and Sheraz Gul delve into the key proteins implicated in AD and suggest how phenotypic assays could aid in AD drug discovery.
Scientists have designed a high affinity antibody for pathogenic amyloid beta oligomers, a key driver of Alzheimer’s disease, for use in further research and as a potential diagnostic tool.
Scientists used optical photothermal spectroscopy (O-PTIR) to image murine neurons affected by early stage Alzheimer’s disease, providing insight into the progression of the disease.
Research identified a small molecule that targets the mRNA of α-synuclein and prevents the formation of the protein, an approach which could provide novel neurodegeneration therapies.
Researchers have created a new combination vaccine therapy that can induce strong immune responses against tau and Aβ pathologies seen in Alzheimer’s in bigenic mice.
A study has discovered the regulating process behind cell autophagy which could aid in the development of neurodegenerative disease treatments.
A review has been published by experts in neurodegeneration research, detailing six ways to improve dementia research. This article investigates one of these suggestions, focusing on how we can improve drug target identification.