Can new research help us predict the onset of Alzheimer’s disease?

Written by Hannah Makin

A recent collaborative study between Taylor Schmitz (University of Cambridge, UK) and Nathan Spreng (Cornell University, NY, USA) has provided strong evidence to suggest that the basal forebrain is the primary source of AD. Until recently, the origin of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) in the brain was a topic of much debate amongst researchers in the field. This study, published recently in Nature Communications, may prompt the development of therapeutic strategies that specifically target the basal forebrain, and therefore target AD at the very start of disease progression. As recently demonstrated in molecular genetic studies, AD could be characterized by the...

To view this content, please register now for access

It's completely free