New strategy reduces brain damage in Alzheimer’s and related disorders, in mice

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common and best known of the tauopathies, a set of neurodegenerative brain diseases caused by toxic tangles of the protein tau. A study by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has shown that targeting astrocytes — an inflammatory cell in the brain — reduces tau-related brain damage and inflammation in mice.

People with Heroin Addiction Have Unique Molecular Alterations to The Brain That Resemble Brain Disturbances Seen in Neurodegenerative Disorders Like Alzheimer’s Disease

MEDIA ADVISORY   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Nature Communications:  Published Monday, September 14, 2020 Corresponding Author: Yasmin Hurd, PhD, Director of The Addiction Institute of Mount Sinai, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, and other coauthors. Bottom Line: Herion-addicted individuals have…