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Alzheimer’s disease: a selection of recent research into biomarkers and genetic factors

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia, presenting as a gradual decline in memory, thinking, behaviour and social skills. New tests might be able to diagnose the disease when symptoms are very mild, so that the latest therapeutic advances in the field can be applied. Here, Pathology in Practice Science Editor Brian Nation compiles a small selection of current research interest.

Alzheimer’s disease: Insights and new prospects in disease pathophysiology, biomarkers and disease-modifying drugs

Monteiro AR, Barbosa DJ, Remião F, Silva R. Biochem Pharmacol. 2023 May; 211: 115522. doi: 10.1016/j.bcp.2023.115522.

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is one of the most prevalent neurodegenerative diseases that affect millions of people worldwide, with both prevalence and incidence increasing with age. It is characterised by cognitive decline associated, specifically, with degeneration of cholinergic neurons. 

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