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Clinical Trial Offers Promising Results for Alzheimer’s

A team evaluated a new drug for enhancing the brain’s resilience to changes driven by Alzheimer’s, showing promising results for patients with mild to moderate forms of the disease in its first human trial.
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Pomegranate Substance Improves Alzheimer’s Symptoms in Mice

A substance naturally occurring in i.a. pomegranates, strawberries and walnuts can improve memory and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease, a new study conducted at the University of Copenhagen concludes.
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First-of-its-Kind Cancer Drug Shows Anti-Tumor Activity in Animal Models

Behind the scenes, as tumors progress and gain resistance to treatment, a protein called YB-1 quietly gives directions. Now, researchers have developed a first-of-its-kind drug that inhibits YB-1, effectively silencing those orders.
The newly developed multiplexed orthogonal base editors (MOBEs) minimize unwanted edits while still achieving high levels of efficiency.
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Multiplexed Orthogonal Base Editors Install Multiple Point Mutations at Once

Researchers from the University of California San Diego have developed new, efficient genome editing tools called multiplexed orthogonal base editors (MOBEs) to install multiple point mutations at once
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Protein Linked to Alzheimer’s May Shape Neuron Growth

A new study has described how a protein that helps to shape the growth of neurons – contactin-4 – also interacts with a protein involved in neurodevelopmental diseases and Alzheimer’s.
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Protein Clumping in Alzheimer’s and Normal Aging Explored in New Study

Buck researchers have recently completed a systematic study in worms that paints an intricate picture of the connections between insoluble proteins in neurodegenerative diseases and aging.
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Targeting Abnormally Active B-Cell Metabolism Reduces Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms

Abnormally active metabolism in B cells drives pro-inflammatory responses that lead to myelin being attacked by T cells. By targeting B cell metabolism, multiple sclerosis flare-ups are reduced.
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Gene Delivery Vehicle Shows Promise for Human Gene Therapy

Scientists have engineered an adeno-associated virus (AAV) that efficiently crosses the blood-brain barrier in human cell models and delivers genes throughout the brain in humanized mice.
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Weight Loss Drug Tested in Mice May Be More Effective Than Existing Medicines

A recent paper in Nature describes a promising new therapy for obesity that leads to greater weight loss in mice than existing medications. The approach smuggles molecules into the brain's appetite centre and affects the brain's neuroplasticity.
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Researchers Identify Symptom-Free Alzheimer’s Patients

Researchers looked at brains from the Netherlands Brain Bank. The team found a subgroup of people who had Alzheimer’s disease processes in their brains, but did not show any clinical symptoms while alive.
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