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

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

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

5 ways to help those with Alzheimer’s during COVID-19

An expert offers coping advice for caregivers and people living with Alzheimer's during COVID-19.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers • futurity
April 6, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: alzheimers-disease covid-19 anxiety stress health-and-medicine

The way tau spreads may lead to new dementia treatments

A new understanding of how tau proteins moves from neuron to neuron in the brain could pave the way for new ways to fight neurodegenerative diseases.

Sonia Fernandez-UCSB • futurity
April 2, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: alzheimers-disease dementia brains proteins health-and-medicine neurodegenerative-diseases

Lost sleep could set you up for Alzheimer’s

Two new studies shed light on how Alzheimer's may start far before symptoms arise and how sleep may affect your risk for developing dementia.

Tamara Bhandari-Washington University • futurity
April 2, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: alzheimers-disease sleep brains featured health-and-medicine tau-proteins

Brain cell protection may also regulate your sleep

Understanding more about how a system that protects brain cells affects sleep could reveal a connection between sleep disorders and neurodegenerative diseases.

Lauren Ingeno-Penn • futurity
March 13, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: alzheimers-disease parkinsons-disease als aging sleep brains health-and-medicine neurodegenerative-diseases

Green glow shows changes in gene expression

A new gene signal amplifier could help simplify diagnosis of conditions like Alzheimer's disease, diabetes, and some cancers.

Jeff Falk-Rice • futurity
March 10, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: alzheimers-disease genes proteins health-and-medicine chromosomes

How does aging affect neurodegenerative diseases?

A new study digs into aging and brain changes in people with neurodegenerative diseases like MS, Alzheimer's, and Parkinson's.

Ellen Goldbaum-Buffalo • futurity
March 9, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: alzheimers-disease parkinsons-disease memory aging brains multiple-sclerosis health-and-medicine neurodegenerative-diseases

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