Amyloid fighting — is it the wrong Alzheimer’s fight?

A few months ago, experts were talking about the next generation of “disease-modifying” drugs that were expected to help treat Alzheimer’s disease by attacking amyloid plaque in the brain....

Feeling slow on Turkey Day

It's 3 p.m. You have just gorged yourself on Thanksgiving turkey. How are your Parkinson's symptoms? Feeling more slowed down? Noticing more tremor? Feeling stiffer? It may be more then the...

Welcome to On the Brain

Welcome!  I am really excited about inaugurating the OHSU Brain Institute’s blog, “On the brain.” OHSU is home to more than 1,000 scientists, clinicians, students, and research associates...