Getting The Jump On Alzheimer’s Disease

Getting The Jump On Alzheimer’s Disease

Getting The Jump On Alzheimer’s Disease Your dad has started losing his car keys, forgetting important dates, and even more alarming —is getting lost on the way to the grocery store. You’re thinking, “Is it Alzheimer’s?” Maybe it’s time for a trip to the doctor’s...
Alzheimer’s Disease: The Way Forward

Alzheimer’s Disease: The Way Forward

Alzheimer’s Disease: The Way Forward Last week, we reviewed the pathology and genetics of Alzheimer’s disease (AD), and discussed the two most common AD drug development targets, amyloid-beta plaques and tau. This week, we’ll take a look at a variety of novel AD drug...
Alzheimer’s Disease: A Tough Nut To Crack

Alzheimer’s Disease: A Tough Nut To Crack

Alzheimer’s disease: A tough nut to crack September 21 is World Alzheimer’s Day, a day focused on raising awareness of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). This week and next, we’ll review what is known about AD, and summarize novel treatments in development. Alzheimer’s...
Decoding Your Genes

Decoding Your Genes

The Skinny On DNA Testing 23andMe (Mountain View, CA) recently found itself back in the limelight after the disease risk section of its mail-in DNA kit received an OK from the FDA. The Silicon Valley biotech had to halt sales of its direct-to-consumer genetics testing...
Stem Cell Snapshot

Stem Cell Snapshot

Inducing Stem Cells To Heal Headlines touting stem cells often claim the therapies heal everything from hair loss to hearing loss. While many of these treatments are not FDA approved, there are some promising innovations winding through preclinical and clinical...