Search Tag: Alzheimer’s disease

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#RSNA20: Anxiety Associated with Faster Onset of Alzheimer's Disease

2020 30 Nov

Anxiety is associated with an increased rate of progression from mild cognitive impairment to Alzheimer's disease, according to a study being presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). Alzheimer's disease represents a major public health crisis worldwide. The number of deaths from the disease has more than... Read more

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#ECR2020: The Invisible in Alzheimer's

2020 17 Jul

Scientists, researchers and clinicians have spent decades trying to find a cure for Alzheimer's disease (AD). In a session at #ECR2020 Digital Congress, imaging experts talked about Alzheimer's disease and neurodegeneration: visualising the invisible.   Lydiane Hirschler and Meike Venooij of the Netherlands and Javier Arbizu of Spain showed how... Read more

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RSNA 2019: Focused Ultrasound May Open Door to Alzheimer's Treatment

2019 03 Dec

The blood-brain barrier (BBB) is a network of blood vessels and tissues that protects the brain from foreign substances. BBB poses a challenge to scientists working on new treatments because it also blocks potentially therapeutic drugs from reaching targets inside the brain.     You might also like: PET Imaging Tool Measures Synaptic... Read more

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Retinal Imaging Biomarker for Early Alzheimer's Detection

2019 19 Nov

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is difficult to detect primarily because of the lack of measurable indicators – or biomarkers – before patients exhibit symptoms of this form of dementia. However, damage to the brain occurs years before AD is already symptomatic and advanced. New research from the University of Minnesota has looked into a promising... Read more

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Top Target Treatments infographic

2019 22 May

Top target treatments and application of personalised medicine in healthcare Read more

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New MRI technique for detecting Alzheimer’s disease

2018 18 Jul

Researchers in Spain have developed a new contrast agent for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) based on functionalised magnetic nanoparticles that could work as a biomarker for early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease. Their work could pave the way for new studies that develop methods of early and noninvasive diagnosis of this neurodegenerative disease. ... Read more

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Heart failure: the Alzheimer’s disease of the heart?

2018 15 May

Desmin is a protein found in the cell’s “skeleton,” or supporting structure, and is known as intermediate filaments. New Johns Hopkins-led research shows desmin protein clumps appear to accumulate in the diseased hearts of mice and people with heart failure. The mechanism is similar to how protein clumps build up in the brain in people with some... Read more

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See-through Brains Ready for Study

2015 18 Sep

A new technique for creating transparent tissue has enabled Japanese researchers to visualise brain anatomy in 3D, giving them new insights into Alzheimer's disease plaques. "While Superman's x-ray vision is only the stuff of comics, our method, called Sca/eS, is a real and practical way to see through brain and body tissue," says lead scientist Atsushi... Read more

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Cardiovascular Risk Factors May Predict Alzheimer’s Disease

2015 28 Jul

An imaging study shows that specific cardiovascular risk factors, such as alcohol use, smoking, obesity and diabetes, correlate with smaller regional brain volumes that may be early indicators of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. The findings are reported in the journal Radiology . Previous studies have linked cardiovascular risk factors and cognitive... Read more

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Insulin Resistance Increases Risk for Alzheimer's Disease

2015 28 Jul

An imaging study finds a strong association between insulin resistance and lower brain glucose metabolism in a group of late middle-age adults at risk for Alzheimer's disease (AD). The findings are published online in JAMA Neurology. Insulin resistance, broadly defined as reduced tissue responsiveness to the action of insulin, is common in people who... Read more