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 | Dec. 17, 2019 | harvard
~4 mins   

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

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 | Nov. 4, 2019 | harvard
~5 mins   

Tags: health-medicine alzheimers-disease dementia 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 | Sept. 20, 2019 | harvard
~6 mins   

Tags: science-technology alzheimers-disease brain charles-lieber chemistry deep-brain-stimulation learning memory mind nanotechnology nature-biotechnology neurological-disease neuroscience neurosurgery parkinsons-disease 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 | March 8, 2019 | harvard
~15 mins   

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

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