Scientists at Mount Sinai Discover a Key Mechanism for the Most Common Form of Alzheimer's Disease
April 25, 2013
Research identifies potential therapeutic targets for Late Onset Alzheimer's Disease (LOAD) by revealing a network of genes involved in the inflammatory response.
Mount Sinai Leads Global Program Using Stem Cells to Accelerate Cures for Alzheimer's Disease
March 27, 2013
Researchers collaborate with the New York Stem Cell Foundation using skin samples and brain imaging to identify causes and cures.
New Drug Is Safe and Effective in Reducing 'Off' Time in People with Parkinson's Disease
March 21, 2013
New research in Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's disease were presented at the American Academy of Neurology meeting this week.
NBC Nightly News – Dr. Sam Gandy: "Detecting Alzheimer's"
September 7, 2012
Scientists discovered the brain changes leading to Alzheimer's begin decades before any symptoms, which may mean people at risk could be identified long before they start to have any memory loss.
EurekAlert.com - "Rejected Drug May Protect Against Toxic Substance Common to Both Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Diseases"
August 13, 2012
Latrepirdine, which failed in U.S. Clinical Trials of Alzheimer’s Disease, is showing new potential in an animal model.
Researchers Rediscover Potential of Rejected Alzheimer’s Drug to Arrest Progression of Disease in Mice
August 8, 2012
Study Suggests that Latrepirdine, Which Previously Failed in Clinical Trials, May Be Successful if Tested on Patients with Earlier Stages of the Disease
Mount Sinai Performs First Imaging Test to Detect Alzheimer's Disease in the Clinical Setting
June 20, 2012
The new technique is expected to play a critical role in Alzheimer's disease diagnosis and in research leading to a cure.
Grape-Derived Compound Prevents Alzheimer's Disease Progression in Mice
May 2, 2012
Mount Sinai researchers harnessed the beneficial effects of grape-seed extract on the brain and developed a biosynthetic compound that improves cognition in mice.
Researchers Gain Better Understanding of the Mechanism Behind Alzheimer's Disease Progression
May 1, 2012
Mount Sinai scientists have determined how a pathological brain protein called tau contributes to the progression of Alzheimer's disease.
Decaffeinated Coffee Improves Brain Energy Metabolism in an Animal Study
February 2, 2012
Mount Sinai researchers have found that decaffeinated coffee may reduce impaired brain energy metabolism associated with type 2 diabetes, a known risk factor for neurocognitive disorders.
Gene that Causes Type 2 Diabetes May Also Cause Alzheimer’s
July 18, 2011
Researchers have found that a gene that causes diabetes kills nerve cells in the brain, possibly resulting in Alzheimer’s disease.
A Natural Chemical Found in Grape Seeds May Prevent Development or Progression of Alzheimer’s
July 15, 2011
Mount Sinai researchers found that polyphenols, a natural extract found in grapes, may help prevent or treat Alzheimer’s disease.
New Research Shows the Aging Brain Does Not Respond To Experience As Well as the Younger Brain
May 24, 2011
Mount Sinai researchers have found reduced ability of the aging brain to learn and respond to experiences, a finding that sheds new light on the aging process.
Indications of Alzheimer’s Disease May Be Evident Decades Before First Signs of Cognitive Impairment
March 28, 2011
Mount Sinai Researchers find a link between lower glucose utilization in the brain and Alzheimer’s disease.
Mount Sinai Launches Neuroimaging Study to Understand Brain Changes in Alzheimer’s Disease
March 8, 2011
Funded by the NIH, the study will use imaging techniques and biomarkers to understand changes in the structure and function of the brain.
Researchers Find Star-Shaped Brain Cell That Support Neurons Also Aid in Formation of Long-Term Memories
March 4, 2011
Lactate, which is energy fuel produced in a type of brain cell called an astrocyte, plays a critical role in long-term memory formation.
Mount Sinai Researchers Find That Little-Studied Gene May Boost Long-Term Memory and Enhance Cognition
January 26, 2011
Treatment with a gene called IGF-II significantly improved long-term memory. When the gene was blocked, long-term memories could not form.
Gene Associated with Type 2 Diabetes Is Low in People with Alzheimer’s Disease
October 12, 2010
A study in the journal Aging Cell shows that people with Alzheimer’s disease have a low level of the gene PGC-1, which regulates glucose.
Mount Sinai Researchers Identify Key Mechanism in Gene Linking Diabetes to Alzheimer’s
September 28, 2010
Dr. Sam Gandy and his team have found that that a gene for a protein that may cause type 2 diabetes impacts the development of Alzheimer’s disease.
Mount Sinai Study Shows That Major Alzheimer’s Risk Gene Causes Alterations in Shapes of Brain Protein Deposits
July 14, 2010
A team led by Dr. Sam Gandy is presenting new research at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease