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:  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 • harvard
Nov. 4, 2019 ~5 min

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

Harvard unveils new technique 60 times faster than traditional fMRI

Researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital, King’s College London, and other institutions have developed a technique for measuring brain activity that’s 60 times faster than traditional fMRI.

Haley Bridger • harvard
April 17, 2019 ~8 min

Tags:  health-medicine  alzheimers  auditory-cortex  brigham-and-womens-hospital  dementia  elastogram  epilepsy  fmri  inserm  kings-college-london  magnetic-resonance-elastography  mre  mri  multiple-sclerosis  neuronal-activity  radiology  ralph-sinkus  sam-patz

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