Grantees in the News

New international guidelines issued on dementia with Lewy bodies

Mayo Clinic
Friday, June 9, 2017

"The updated clinical criteria and associated biomarkers hopefully will lead to earlier and more accurate diagnosis, and that is key to helping patients confront this challenging illness and maximize their quality of life,” says Bradley Boeve, M.D., a co-author of the paper and a neurologist at Mayo Clinic.

Changes in the vascular system may trigger Alzheimer’s disease

The Rockefeller University
Tuesday, March 21, 2017

A team of Rockefeller scientists found that a plasma component normally involved in blood clotting and inflammation may also be part of the problem with Alzheimer's disease.

Brain hardwired to respond to others’ itching

Washington University School of Medicine
Thursday, March 9, 2017

Researchers discover why mice scratch in response to other mice scratching.

Hard choices? Ask your brain’s dopamine

Salk Institute
Thursday, March 9, 2017

Salk researchers learn how dopamine governs ongoing decisions, yielding insights into Parkinson’s, drug addiction.

‘Recycling Protein’ Shown to Affect Learning and Memory in Mice

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Thursday, March 9, 2017

Protein called GRASP1 is needed to strengthen brain circuits.

Researchers discover how neurons tell each other to die under trauma, disease

University of Virginia
Thursday, March 9, 2017

A new study by University of Virginia researchers suggests that axons coordinate each other’s destruction, thereby contributing to the degeneration that makes neurological diseases so devastating and permanent.

IU study finds caffeine boosts enzyme that could protect against dementia

Indiana University, Bloomington
Tuesday, March 7, 2017

New analysis reveals 24 compounds that can help reduce impact of harmful proteins in the brain.

Resveratrol, a compound found in red wine, protects neuromuscular synapses, muscle fibers in aging mice

Virginia Tech
Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Scientists have discovered that resveratrol, a compound in the skin of red grapes and red wine, and metformin, a drug often prescribed to fight type 2 diabetes, have many of the neuroprotective benefits of a low-calorie diet and exercise.

Precise technique tracks dopamine in the brain

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Friday, March 3, 2017

New sensor could reveal the neurotransmitter’s role in learning and habit formation.

"Red hair" gene variant may underlie association between melanoma and Parkinson's disease

Massachusetts General Hospital
Thursday, March 2, 2017

A gene variant that produces red hair and fair skin in humans and in mice, which increases the risk of the dangerous skin cancer melanoma, may also contribute to the known association between melanoma and Parkinson’s disease.