Neuropathology

admin April 25, 2018

Abstract

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is associated with a progressive loss of synapses and neurons. Studies in animal models indicate that morphological alterations of dendritic spines precede synapse loss, increasing the proportion of large and short (“stubby”) spines. Whether similar alterations occur in human patients, and what their functional consequences could be, is not known.… Read More...

admin April 23, 2018

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According to the 2016 World Health Organization Classification of Tumors of the Central Nervous System (2016 CNS WHO), IDH-mutant astrocytic gliomas comprised WHO grade II diffuse astrocytoma, IDH-mutant (AIIIDHmut), WHO grade III anaplastic astrocytoma, IDH-mutant (AAIIIIDHmut), and WHO grade IV glioblastoma, IDH-mutant (GBMIDHmut).… Read More...

admin April 23, 2018

Abstract

Significant data suggest that soluble Aβ oligomers play an important role in Alzheimer’s disease (AD), but there is great confusion over what exactly constitutes an Aβ oligomer and which oligomers are toxic. Most studies have utilized synthetic Aβ peptides, but the relevance of these test tube experiments to the conditions that prevail in AD is uncertain.… Read More...

Matthew D. Cykowski, Suzanne Z. Powell, Joan W. Appel, Anithachristy S. Arumanayagam, Andreana L. Rivera and Stanley H. Appel April 14, 2018

Muscle atrophy with weakness is a core feature of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) that has long been attributed to motor neuron loss alone. However, several studies in ALS patients, and more so in animal m…

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