Research

New Research Adds Evidence on Potential Treatments Targeting Amyloid Beta Proteins in Alzheimer’s Disease

New research findings from the Center for Cognitive Neurology at NYU Langone Medical Center could provide additional clues for future treatment targets to delay Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, according to the group’s latest findings presented at the recent Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC). At this time, there is no cure—but research such as that presented at the AAIC meeting is aimed at finding ways to delay symptom onset and improve quality of life for patients, and may ultimately pave the way for more treatments. Read more...


Gene Found to Control Regeneration of Injured Muscle by Adult Stem Cells

A key gene enables the repair of injured muscle throughout life. This is the finding of a study led by researchers at NYULMC and the University of Colorado at Boulder, and published online in Cell Reports. The study results further suggest that this “overlooked” gene may play an important role in sarcopenia, the loss of muscle tissues with age. “This [research] provides a potential path to clinical treatments that accelerate muscle regeneration following traumatic injury, or in patients with certain types of adult onset muscular dystrophy,” says Robert Schneider, PhD, the Albert B. Sabin Professor of Microbiology and Molecular Pathogenesis and associate dean for the Office of Therapeutics Alliances at NYU Langone. Read more…