Blood test could signal Alzheimer’s in advance

Detecting a specific kind of protein in a blood test could help diagnose Alzheimer's disease far before symptoms begin to appear, reasearchers say.

Tamara Bhandari-Washington University • futurity
July 31, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: alzheimers-disease biomarkers blood featured health-and-medicine medical-tests

9/11 first responder brains are 10 years ‘older’ than normal

First responders who were at the World Trade Center on September 11th, 2001 are at risk of developing dementia, two new studies show.

Cassandra Genua-Stony Brook • futurity
July 28, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: alzheimers-disease dementia brains ptsd health-and-medicine 911

Why people with Alzheimer’s may lose their way

A new study clarifies spatial memory loss, such as losing objects or getting lost, among people with Alzheimer's disease.

Anne Warde-UC Irvine • futurity
July 23, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: alzheimers-disease memory aging brains health-and-medicine

‘Barcode’ IDs special glial cells in the brain

"...this discovery could be of immense consequence for treating a myriad of brain conditions..."

Brian Clark-Brown • futurity
June 25, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: alzheimers-disease neurons als aging brains muscles health-and-medicine glial-cells neurodegenerative-diseases

Brain scans offer clues to memory trouble

Brain scans reveal differences among healthy older adults' ability to recall memories. New research digs into what causes the variations.

Taylor Kubota-Stanford • futurity
June 4, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: alzheimers-disease memory brains older-adults health-and-medicine

Are retina layers early warning for Alzheimer’s disease?

Research with mice shows a new imaging technique could help spot early warning signs of Alzheimer's disease by looking at the retina.

Ken Kingery-Duke • futurity
May 26, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: alzheimers-disease retina biomarkers eyes health-and-medicine

Blood test accurately detects Alzheimer’s disease

A new blood test accurately detects a protein that indicates Alzheimer's disease, researchers say. It may change the way we diagnose and treat the disease.

McGill University • futurity
May 12, 2020 ~8 min

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Algorithm beats experts in Alzheimer’s diagnosis

A new deep learning algorithm outperformed neurologists in accurate Alzheimer's disease diagnosis. It could help save lives and get more people treatment.

Art Jahnke-Boston University • futurity
May 7, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: machine-learning alzheimers-disease brains algorithms health-and-medicine

Does inflammation cause delirium after surgery?

Inflammation gets past the brain's gatekeeper to cause post-surgical delirium, new research in mice shows. The finding could help Alzheimer's patients.

Sarah Avery-Duke • futurity
April 15, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: alzheimers-disease inflammation brains health-and-medicine

Amyloid build-up isn’t the only Alzheimer’s risk factor

A study of people with Down syndrome and Alzheimer's disease highlights the importance of amyloid. But it also shows that's not the only factor.

Anne Warde-UC Irvine • futurity
April 8, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: alzheimers-disease genes brains down-syndrome health-and-medicine amyloids

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