Search Tag: Alzheimer's

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PET Imaging With Tracer Can Detect Early Alzheimer’s

2016 31 May

The effort to find ways to detect and diagnose preclinical Alzheimer’s disease (AD) has taken a big step forward with the use of positron emission tomography (PET), a “nuclear medicine” for imaging processes in the body, when PET is used with a special ‘tracer’ that binds to the amyloid plaques in the brain that are a characteristic cause of AD. The... Read more

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Current Screening Misses Early Dementia Diagnosis

2016 24 May

While changes in cognitive abilities may not be severe enough to disrupt daily life, a clinical diagnosis of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) indicates an increased risk of eventually developing Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia. In a paper published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, researchers at University of California San Diego... Read more

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Brain Imaging Links Alzheimer’s Decline to Tau Protein

2016 16 May

A buildup of plaque and dysfunctional proteins in the brain are hallmarks of Alzheimer’s disease. While much Alzheimer’s research has focused on accumulation of the protein amyloid beta, researchers have begun to pay closer attention to another protein, tau, long associated with this disease but not studied as thoroughly, in part, because scientists... Read more

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Researchers To Study Why 50% of Italian Village Are Centenarians

2016 31 Mar

300 People Have Low Rates of Heart Disease and Alzheimer’s   Researchers in the United States and Italy have teamed up to study the lifestyle and daily diet of a group of 300 centenarians (all over 100 years old), living in the remote Italian village of Acciaroli on the country’s south western coast. The average life expectancy in the U.S. is about... Read more

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Antibody gives better diagnosis of Alzheimer’s than imaging with tracers

2016 22 Feb

Researchers in Sweden have found that an antibody gives more exact information than regular radioactive tracers used in PET brain scans, which could lead to more effective diagnosis of early onset Alzheimer’s disease and improvements in monitoring the effects of medication. Counting over 100,000 people, Alzheimer’s is the most common dementia disorder... Read more

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Fighting the Rising Tide of Dementia

2014 08 Nov

AuthorsProf. Karl A. Stroetmann empirica Communication & Technology Research Bonn, Germany School of Health Information Science University of Victoria, BC, Canada Dr. Rainer Thiel empirica Communication & Technology Research Bonn, Germany [email protected] Veli Stroetmann, MD empirica Communication & Technology Research Bonn, Germany  Key Points • As... Read more

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World Alzheimer Report: Diabetes, Hypertension, Smoking Raise Risks

2014 19 Sep

The World Alzheimer Report 2014 ‘Dementia and Risk Reduction: An analysis of protective and modifiable factors’, released today, calls for dementia to be integrated into both global and national public health programmes alongside other major non communicable diseases (NCDs).Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) commissioned a team of researchers,... Read more

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Noninvasive Retinal Imaging Tool For Alzheimer's Detection

2014 21 Jul

A noninvasive retinal imaging device, created at Cedars-Sinai, has potential for early detection of changes that later occur in the brain and are associated with Alzheimer's disease, according to preliminary results of a clinical trial performed in Australia.The new optical imaging tool has been shown to detect changes that occur 15-20 years before... Read more

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Gene Variant Affects Brain Atrophy in Mild Cognitive Impairment

2014 14 Jan

According to a study published online in the journal Radiology, the presence of a gene variant in people with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is associated with accelerated rates of brain atrophy.Research was focused on the gene apolipoprotein E (APOE), known as the most important genetic factor in non-familial Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Jeffrey R. Petrella,... Read more

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Fujifilm Partners with Alzheimer’s Research Consortium to Trial New Drug

2013 05 Dec

FUJIFILM Corporation has decided to partner with the University of California San Diego based Alzheimer’s disease Cooperative Study (“ADCS”), in order to carry out a Phase II clinical trial of the Alzheimer’s Disease drug “T-817MA” to accelerate its development in the United States. The ADCS is the largest Alzheimer’s Disease therapeutic research consortium... Read more

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