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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

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

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News Dementia

  • How proteins clump together

    What happens when cells are under prolonged stress? Proteins behave atypically, stop working, can clump together and ultimately damage the entire cell. Researchers at Technische Universität Braunschweig and the Université Paris have investigated which processes lead to this. The focus was on a prote more

  • Scientists discover potential cause of Alzheimer’s Disease

    Prevailing theories posit plaques in the brain cause Alzheimer’s disease. New UC Riverside research points to cells’ slowing ability to clean themselves as the likely cause of unhealthy brain buildup.  Along with signs of dementia, doctors make a definitive Alzheimer’s diagnosis if they find a combi more

  • Latte lovers rejoice! Drinking coffee could lower the risk of Alzheimer’s disease

    Good news for those of us who can’t face the day without their morning flat white: a long-term study has revealed drinking higher amounts of coffee may make you less likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease.  As part of the Australian Imaging, Biomarkers and Lifestyle Study of ageing, researchers from 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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