Alzheimer's Disease

Team Develops an Innovative, Implantable Ultrasound Device to Stimulate Neurons in Deep-Brain Regions
A research team led by 2018 BBRF Young Investigator Canan Dağdeviren, Ph.D., of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, reports in Nature Communications that it has designed, developed, and… Read More
A Biomarker to Predict Risk of Progression From Mild Cognitive Impairment to Dementia
When someone develops mild cognitive impairment (MCI), is there a way of predicting whether that individual will go on to develop dementia?New research sheds important new light on the question. Read More
Stimulating Adult Nerve-Cell Birth Could Inspire a New Approach to Alzheimer’s Treatment
Researchers led by a BBRF grantee have made important discoveries in mice that have the potential to lead to completely new ways of attempting to treat and even reverse the symptoms of Alzheimer’s… Read More
New Insights About Epilepsy Mechanism Suggest a Potential Treatment Target
Researchers studying a common form of epilepsy have made an important discovery about a process within the brain's hippocampus that appears to modulate seizure activity and suggests a possible new… Read More
In Large Study, Those Diagnosed with a Psychiatric Disorder Were More Likely to Develop Dementia
Although estimates vary, there is good evidence from population statistics that those whose functioning is significantly impaired by mental illnesses such as schizophrenia, major depression, and… Read More