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Parkinson's
August 3, 2020

Diagnosis Of Parkinson’s Disease Research

How Life-Changing It Is to Test For Parkinson's Decades Before Symptoms Source: The Michael J. Fox Foundation Is…
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COVID-19
Parkinson's
May 21, 2020

How COVID-19 Affects People With Parkinson’s Disease

Amprion and Parkinson’s Concierge jointly held a webinar to offer insights on how COVID-19 affects Parkinson’s patients. Panelists…
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News
May 22, 2019

FDA Awards Amprion Breakthrough Device Designation For Detection of Alpha-Synuclein Associated with Parkinson’s Disease

Amprion is proud to announce that on May 1st its proprietary technology, Protein Misfolding Cyclic Amplification (PMCA) using…
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scan of abeta Amyloid b Deposition in Alzheimer's Disease
ParkinZheimer
April 19, 2018

Early Signs of Neurodegenerative Diseases: Minimal Cognitive Impairment

BrainStorm Live Episode 2: Where Is The Biggest Initial Impact Of Amprion's Technology? Amprion's CEO Dr. Russ Lebovitz…
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Rogue Proteins
Alzheimer's
April 19, 2018

Prion = Protein Gone Rogue

BrainStorm Live Episode 5: Meet the Prions Amprion's CEO Dr. Russ Lebovitz discusses the role Prions (misfolded proteins)…
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Meet The Prions: Abeta & Tau Are The Molecular Basis of Alzheimer’s
Alzheimer's
April 19, 2018

Meet The Prions: Abeta & Tau Are The Molecular Basis of Alzheimer’s

BrainStorm Live Episode 6: What Is The Molecular Basis For Alzheimer's? Amprion CEO Dr. Russ Lebovitz explains the…
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Meet the Prions: Synuclein is the Molecular Basis for Parkinson’s
ParkinZheimerPrions
April 18, 2018

Meet the Prions: Synuclein is the Molecular Basis for Parkinson’s

BrainStorm Live Episode 7: What Is The Molecular Basis Of Parkinson's? Amprion's CEO Dr. Russ Lebovitz discusses the…
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prion diseases
Prions
April 18, 2018

The Nature of Prion-Related Diseases

BrainStorm Live Episode 8: What is the Nature of Prion Diseases? Amprion’s CSO Dr. Claudio Soto answers the question…
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Amprion Early Detection is Key to Treat Alzheimers Disease
Alzheimer'sParkinson'sParkinZheimer
April 18, 2018

Why Early Detection is the Key in Finding Effective Treatments for Alzheimer’s & Parkinson’s

BrainStorm Live Episode 9: Why Early Detection Is the Key In Finding Effective Treatments For Alzheimer’s & Parkinson’s Amprion’s…
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Dr. Soto discussing about Early Detection Testing for Preventative Brain Care
ParkinZheimer
April 18, 2018

Early Detection is Key to Preventive Brain Care

BrainStorm Live Episode 10: Why Early Detection Is Key to Preventive Brain Care? Amprion’s CSO Dr. Claudio Soto…
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amprion secret sauce for early detection
ParkinZheimerPrions
April 18, 2018

Amprion’s Secret Sauce: Early Detection of Prions in Alzheimer’s & Parkinson’s

BrainStorm Live Episode 11: What is Amprion’s Secret Sauce? Amprion's CEO Dr. Russ Lebovitz talks about the company's…
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amprion's scientist pioneering in early detection testing
Alzheimer'sParkinson'sParkinZheimer
April 18, 2018

Revolutionizing Early Detection Testing for Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s

BrainStorm Live Episode 12: Amprion’s Breakthrough In Early Detection of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Amprion's CEO Dr. Russ Lebovitz explains…
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Amprion's scientist, Luis Concha discovering an ultra sensitive prion detection
Alzheimer'sParkinson'sParkinZheimer
April 18, 2018

How Amprion Works: Ultra-Sensitive Early Detection of Prions

BrainStorm Live Episode 13: How Amprion Enables Early Detection of Neurodegenerative Diseases Amprion's CEO Dr. Russ Lebovitz explains how…
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Alzheimers Blood Test from Amprion
ParkinZheimer
April 18, 2018

Early Detection Testing for Alzheimer’s & Parkinson’s

BrainStorm Live Episode 14: Impact of Amprion’s Early Detection Technology Amprion's CEO Dr. Russ Lebovitz talks about the company's…
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Amprion's Science Accelerates Drug Development for Alzhiemers Disease
ParkinZheimer
April 17, 2018

Amprion’s Early Detection Science Accelerates Drug Development For Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s

BrainStorm Live Episode 15: How Amprion Enables Effective Drug Development Amprion's CEO Dr. Russ Lebovitz explains the bad…
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Dr. Claudia Soto on interpreting positive results from Amprion's early testing of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's
Alzheimer'sParkinson'sParkinZheimer
April 17, 2018

Interpreting a Positive Result From Amprion’s Early Testing for Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s

BrainStorm Live Episode 17: Interpreting A Positive Result From Amprion’s Early Testing Amprion’s CSO Dr. Claudio Soto explains how…
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research partnerships
News
April 17, 2018

Amprion’s Research Partnerships

BrainStorm Live Episode 18: Amprion's Research Efforts on Clinical Diagnosis of Misfolded Proteins Amprion's CEO Dr. Russ Lebovitz discusses…
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scientist studying protein aggregation
Alzheimer's
April 17, 2018

ApoE4 The Gene’s Link to Alzheimer’s

BrainStorm Live Episode 19: What Role Does ApoE4 Play in Alzheimer’s Disease? Amprion's CEO Dr. Russ Lebovitz discusses…
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ParkinZheimerPrions
April 10, 2018

Meet the Enemy of Brain Health

What causes Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and other neurodegenerative diseases? Meet the biomarkers (aka Prions or misfolded proteins) that are…
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Scientist Researching Protein Misfolding in in Neurodegenerative Diseases
Prions
March 30, 2018

The Role of Protein Misfolding in Neurodegenerative Diseases

Originally Posted on Nature Reviews | 1 January 2003 Recent evidence indicates that diverse neurodegenerative brain diseases might have…
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Scientist studying Neurodegenerative Brain Diseases & Protein Misfolding
Alzheimer's
March 30, 2018

Neurodegenerative Brain Diseases & Protein Misfolding

Originally Posted on Neurological Review | February 2008 A key molecular pathway implicated in diverse neurodegenerative brain diseases…
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Scientist studying the Prion Protein Hypothesis
Prions
March 30, 2018

Prion Protein Hypothesis: the End of the Controversy?

Originally Posted on Trends in Biomedical Sciences | March 2011 Forty-three years have passed since it was first…
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Performing PrPSc Test
Prions
March 30, 2018

PrPSc | Generation of Prions in Vitro and the Protein-only Hypothesis

Originally Posted on Landes Bioscience | April 2010 Prions are self-propagating proteinaceous infectious agents capable of transmitting disease in…
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Brain Scan of Traumatic Brain Injury
Alzheimer's
March 30, 2018

Amyloid-beta and Tau Pathology in Repetitive Traumatic Brain Injury

Originally Posted on Science Direct | 19 February 2017 Neurodegenerative diseases are characterized by distinctive neuropathological alterations, including the…
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scientist studying Amyloid Deposits
Alzheimer's
March 30, 2018

Amyloid Deposits in Brains of Non-Alzheimer’s Individuals

Originally Posted on Acta Neuropathologica Communications | 18 November 2013 Background: One of the main features of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the…
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Screen thats monitors PMCA
Parkinson'sPrions
March 30, 2018

Protein Misfolding Cyclic Amplification (PMCA) Detects CJD & Parkinson

Originally Posted on Alzforum | 23 December 2016 Two techniques that detect prion protein oligomers in body fluids have…
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Scientist developing Biochemical Test for Diagnosing Parkinson's Disease
Parkinson's
March 30, 2018

Biochemical Test Shows Promise for Diagnosing Parkinson’s Disease

Originally Posted on MedwireNews | 13 December 2016 Researchers have developed a biochemical test for diagnosing Parkinson’s disease…
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Tau Pathology
Prions
March 30, 2018

In Vivo Spreading of Tau Pathology

Originally Posted on Cell Press | 23 February 2012 Recent findings have suggested that tau pathology may spread in…
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Misfolded Protein Aggregates Mechanisms for Disease Transmission
ParkinZheimerPrions
March 30, 2018

Misfolded Protein Aggregates: Mechanisms for Disease Transmission

Originally Posted on Science Direct | 5 May 2011 Some of the most prevalent human degenerative diseases appear…
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Blood Cell Sample for CJD Disease Detection
ParkinZheimer
March 30, 2018

CJD Disease Detection

Originally Posted on BBC News- UK Edition | 29 August 2005 A support group for victims of CJD…
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Discussing the risks of Smoking & Alzheimer's
Alzheimer's
March 30, 2018

Smoking & Alzheimer’s Disease: Doubles Risk for Alzheimer’s

Originally Posted on Express UK | 20 Feb 2013 Quitting smoking could dramatically slash the likelihood of developing…
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scan of abeta Amyloid b Deposition in Alzheimer's Disease
Alzheimer's
March 30, 2018

Amyloid-b Deposition in Alzheimer’s Disease

Originally Posted on Molecular Psychiatry | 4 October 2011 Alzheimer’s disease (AD), the most common type of senile dementia,…
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study of Prion characteristics of the Bacterial Protein Microcin E492
Alzheimer's
March 30, 2018

Prion-like Characteristics of the Bacterial Protein Microcin E492

Originally Posted on Scientific Reports | 31 March 2017 Microcin E492 (Mcc) is a pore-forming bacteriotoxin. Mcc activity is inhibited…
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scientist studying Islet Amyloid Polypeptide Amyloid Deposits & Diabetic Abnormalities
Alzheimer's
March 30, 2018

Islet Amyloid Polypeptide Amyloid Deposits & Diabetic Abnormalities

Originally Posted on JEM | 1 August 2017 Although a large proportion of patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D)F…
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scientist innovating in Sensitive & Early Diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease
Alzheimer's
March 30, 2018

Sensitive & Early Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease

Originally Posted on Cell Reports | 20 March 2014   Alzheimer’s disease (AD) diagnosis is hampered by the…
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Dr Soto, expert on Neurodegenerative Brain Diseases
Prions
March 30, 2018

Protein Misfolding in Neurodegenerative Brain Diseases: The Key Questions

Originally Posted on Journal of Neurology & Translational Neuroscience | 19 August 2013   Neurodegenerative brain diseases are chronic…
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Dr. Soto Revolutionize in CJD diagnosis
Prions
March 30, 2018

Accurate CJD Diagnosis & Prevention of Disease Transmission

Originally Posted on NIH | 10 January 2017   Prion diseases are a group of rare, fatal brain…
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scientist studying the model of alzheimer’s disease
Alzheimer's
March 30, 2018

Lab Model of Alzheimer’s Disease with Titration of Amyloid-b Seeds

Originally Posted on Scientific Reports | 23 March 2015 Experimental evidence in animal model of Alzheimer’s Disease suggests that misfolded…
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Scientist researching on Type 2 Diabetes as a Protein Misfolding Disease
Prions
March 30, 2018

Type 2 Diabetes as a Protein Misfolding Disease

Originally Posted on Cell Press | July 2015 Type 2 diabetes (T2D) is a highly prevalent and chronic metabolic…
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scientist studying transmissible proteins
Prions
March 30, 2018

Transmissible Proteins: Expanding the Prion Heresy

Originally Published on Cell | 25 May 2012 The once heretical concept that a misfolded protein is the infectious…
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scan of synuclein in diagnosis of Parkinson
ParkinZheimerPrions
March 30, 2018

Development of a Biochemical Diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease

Originally Posted on JAMA Neurology | 5 December 2016 IMPORTANCE Parkinson disease (PD) is a highly prevalent and incurable…
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Dr. Soto revolutionize in vCJD testing
Prions
March 30, 2018

Simple Test to Detect Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease [ vCJD ]

Originally Posted by The Conversation | 12 August 2014 We first identified Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD) at the University…
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ParkinZheimer
March 30, 2018

Amprion Helps Doctors with Early Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s & Parkinson’s

How can doctors and the medical community improve care to patients who are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s…
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ParkinZheimer
March 30, 2018

The Amprion Story | Early Detection for Alzheimer’s & Parkinson’s

Discover why early detection for Alzheimer’s & Parkinson’s has been so challenging until now, and why fighting Alzheimer's…
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ParkinZheimer
March 30, 2018

Amprion Accelerates New Alzheimer’s & Parkinson’s Drug Development

For the past 100 years, we've been flying blind with regard to Alzheimer's and Parkinson's treatment. Despite spending…
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ParkinZheimerPrions
March 30, 2018

The Origin Story | Early Detection for Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s

Meet Amprion’s Scientists/CoFounders, CEO Russ Lebovitz and CSO Claudio Soto, as they reminisce about Amprion’s scientific origin and…
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Dr. Soto Discusses on Early Detection of Alzheimer's Disease
Alzheimer's
March 30, 2018

Early Detection of Alzheimer’s Disease by Analyzing Spinal Fluid

Originally Posted on Science Daily | 20 March 2014 Early Detection of Alzheimer's Disease Researchers have shown that…
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News
March 30, 2018

Meet our Senior Scientist: Luis Concha PhD

Meet Amprion's senior scientist Luis Concha, who is working on the cutting edge of prion detection. Meet Amprion's…
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News
March 30, 2018

Meet our Research Assistant : Bret Holguin

Meet Bret Holguin, Amprion's research assistant. In this video, he talks about his work at Amprion. Meet our…
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ParkinZheimerPrions
March 30, 2018

Meet our CEO : Russ Lebovitz MD, PhD

Russ Lebovitz—CEO of Amprion & a pioneer in disruptive biotechnology—talks about Amprion’s groundbreaking prion early detection science and…
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News
March 30, 2018

Meet our Head of Marketing: Christy Hui

In this video, Christy Hui talks about her work with Amprion as she helps bring the company's story…
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ParkinZheimer
March 30, 2018

Amprion Pioneers Early Diagnosis for Alzheimer’s & Parkinson’s

Amprion Empowers People Through Quality Brain Aging. In this short video, discover how Amprion's groundbreaking Prion Early Detection…
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News
March 30, 2018

Meet our CSO : Claudio Soto PhD

Meet Amprion's CSO and top neuroscientist, Dr. Claudio Soto, speaks about what drives him as a scientist and…
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Prions
March 30, 2018

Operation: Prion War

What causes Alzheimer's and Parkinson's? And why is Alzheimer’s disease is fast becoming a global health crisis? This…
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News
March 30, 2018

Meet The CoFounders of Amprion

Meet Amprion's CoFounders, CEO Russ Lebovitz and CSO Claudio Soto, talk candidly about the origin story of Amprion…
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News
March 30, 2018

Meet our COO: Ben Vollrath PhD

Ben Vollrath talks about his job at Amprion as its COO, and what it means to be a…
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ParkinZheimer
March 29, 2018

Prion Early Detection Science | Alzheimer’s & Parkinson’s

In this video, Claudio Soto—CSO of Amprion—explains the neuroscience behind Amprion's breakthrough Prion Early Detection Science relating to…
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News
March 27, 2018

The Amprion Story

Discover why early diagnosis for Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s has been so challenging until now. And why fighting Alzheimer's…
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scientist studying protein aggregation
ParkinZheimerPrions
February 26, 2018

Protein Aggregation & Prion-like Features of Misfolded Ab and Tau

Originally Posted on Science Direct | 2 September 2015 Recent findings have shown that several misfolded protein aggregation can…
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Discussing the Progression of Alzheimer's
Alzheimer's
March 6, 2006

Progression of Alzheimer’s Similar to Infectious Prion Diseases

Originally Posted on Science Daily | 4 October 2011 The brain damage that characterizes the progression of Alzheimer's may…
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hope for better lives with the advances of Prion Diseases Diagnostics
Prions
March 6, 2006

Prion Diseases Diagnosis: Needs, Challenges & Hopes

Originally Posted on Nature Reviews | 1 October 2004 Prion diseases and prion diseases diagnosis are among the most intriguing…
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scientist researching on Infectious Misfolded Protein
ParkinZheimerPrions
March 6, 2006

Amyloids, Prions & the Infectious Misfolded Protein Aggregates

Originally Posted on Trends in Biomedical Sciences | March 2006 Infectious misfolded protein aggregates present in amyloids fibrils are…
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News
March 28, 2018

Meet The CoFounders

Amprion's CEO Russ Lebovitz and CSO Claudio Soto talk candidly about the origin story of Amprion and their…
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News
March 28, 2018

Prion War

What causes Alzheimer's and Parkinson's? And why is Alzheimer’s disease is fast becoming a global health crisis? This…
Read More
News
March 28, 2018

Prion Early Detection Science

In this video, Claudio Soto—CSO of Amprion—explains the neuroscience behind Amprion's breakthrough Prion Early Detection Science relating to…
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News
March 28, 2018

Amprion Accelerates Drug Development

For the past 100 years, we've been flying blind with regard to Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. Despite spending over…
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A doctor looking at a sample to represent how early detection of alzheimers for doctors helps research
News
March 28, 2018

Amprion Enables Doctors

How can doctors and the medical community improve care to patients who are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s…
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News
March 28, 2018

Amprion Empowers People

Amprion Empowers People Through Quality Brain Aging. In this short video, discover how Amprion's groundbreaking Early Detection Prion…
Read More
News
March 28, 2018

The Origin Story

Meet Amprion’s Scientists/CoFounders, CEO Russ Lebovitz and CSO Claudio Soto, as they reminisce about Amprion’s scientific origin and…
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