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Predemtec GmbH, Germany

We are a company focused on the research, development and manufacture of innovative diagnostic tests for use in the detection of dementia-related risk factors. Our goal has been to make the early and reliable diagnosis of various dementia-related illnesses a reality through the use of our innovative more

Alzheon, Inc., USA

We are a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company with a Phase 3-ready program in Alzheimer’s disease and a discovery platform of small molecules for the treatment of neurodegenerative disorders. We are developing these disease modifying treatments by leveraging our expertise in inhibiting protein m more

Asceneuron SA, Switzerland

Asceneuron was founded in 2012 through a spin-off of Merck Serono’s Alzheimer’s drug discovery portfolio and research group in Switzerland. We are a privately held company financed by a strong syndicate of investors consisting of Sofinnova Partners, SR One, Johnson & Johnson Innovation – JJDC, Inc. more

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  • New marine molecules with therapy potential against Alzheimer's disease

    An interdisciplinary research study of the University of Barcelona identified two potential candidates to treat Alzheimer's disease. These are two marine molecules, meridianine and lignarenone B, able to alter the activity of GSK3B activity, a protein associated with several neurodegenerative diseas more

  • Dementia gene raises risk of severe COVID-19

    Having a faulty gene linked to dementia doubles the risk of developing severe COVID-19, according to a large-scale study. Researchers at the University of Exeter Medical School and the University of Connecticut School of Medicine analysed data from the UK Biobank, and found high risk of severe COVID more

  • New method to monitor Alzheimer's proteins

    Physicists at the Center for Integrated Nanostructure Physics (CINAP), within the Institute for Basic Science (IBS, South Korea), have reported a new method to identify the aggregation state of amyloid beta (Aβ) proteins in solution. Published in ACS Nano, this finding could represent a step forward more

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Chaperones - folding helpers in the cell

Nothing works without the correct form: For most proteins, there are millions of ways in which these molecules, composed of long chains of amino acids, can be folded - but only one way is the right one. Researchers in the department "Cellular Biochemistry" at the Max Planck Institute for Biochem ... more

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Dementia

Dementia Dementia (from Latin de- "apart, away" + mens (genitive mentis) "mind") is the progressive decline in cognitive function due to damage or disease in the brain beyond what might be expected from normal aging . Although dementia is ... more

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