The Quest to Develop an Alzheimer’s Vaccine

By: Simon Spichak In the past decade, scientists have learned a great deal about the immune system, leading to the development of immunotherapies for diseases from cancer to Alzheimer’s. In Alzheimer’s, immunotherapy drugs called monoclonal antibodies can now bind to Alzheimer’s-associated protein plaques that build up in the brain, flagging them for clearance by the […]

How Gut Bacteria Affect Aging and Cognition

By Simon Spichak, Reporter at Being Patient The human body is host to trillions of microscopic organisms — collectively called the microbiome — that shape our health across the lifespan. This exciting field of research provides a new approach to understanding and treating cognitive decline and dementia. Unlike the genetic code stored within each of […]