Early detection of Alzheimer’s possible through algorithm

Researchers have developed a software-based method of scanning electronic health records to estimate the risk that a healthy person will receive a dementia diagnosis in the future.

Harvard Gazette • harvard
Dec. 17, 2019 ~4 min

Tags:  alzheimers-disease  natural-language-processing  basic-research  health-medicine  cognitive-symptoms  dementia-diagnosis  electronic-health-records

Gene variant may help protect against Alzheimer’s disease

A new study provides insights on why some people may be more resistant to Alzheimer’s disease than others.

Harvard Gazette • harvard
Nov. 4, 2019 ~5 min

Tags:  alzheimers-disease  dementia  health-medicine  gene-variants  tau-pathology

A new paper examines how neuron-like implants could treat brain disorders

A new paper explores why neuron-like implants could offer a better way to treat brain disorders, control prosthetics, or even enhance cognitive abilities.

Caitlin McDermott-Murphy • harvard
Sept. 20, 2019 ~6 min

Tags:  science-technology  alzheimers-disease  chemistry  brain  neuroscience  parkinsons-disease  nanotechnology  memory  neurological-disease  learning  charles-lieber  deep-brain-stimulation  mind  nature-biotechnology  neurosurgery  psychiatric-disorders

Anti-aging research: ‘Prime time for an impact on the globe’

Research into extending humanity’s healthy lifespan has been progressing rapidly in recent years. In February, a group of aging and longevity scientists founded a nonprofit to foster the work and serve as a resource for governments and businesses looking to understand the potentially far-reaching implications of a population that lives significantly longer, healthier lives.

Alvin Powell • harvard
March 8, 2019 ~15 min

Tags:  alzheimers-disease  cancer  health-medicine  alvin-powell  aging  academy-for-health-and-lifespan-research  david-sinclair  diseases-of-aging  longevity

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