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Imaging Test May Identify Biomarker of Alzheimer’s Disease

2015 27 May

A new study published in Radiology reveals that degeneration of the brain's white matter may be an early marker of specific types of Alzheimer’s disease (AD), including early-onset AD. Researchers used diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) to assess the white matter tracts in 53 patients with three types of AD: early-onset AD and two atypical types of AD called... Read more

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Images Tell the Tail: MRI Detects Parkinson’s Disease

2014 14 May

Researchers at The University of Nottingham have developed a new test for the diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease using standard scanning equipment common in clinical offices. 3T MRI is employed to scan sub-regions of the brain in search of a group of cells shaped like the tail of a swallow. The image is present in the scans of brains not affected by Parkinson’s... Read more

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Study: Diabetes Impacts Brain Structure

2014 29 Apr

According to the findings of a new study entitled “Effect of Diabetes on Brain Structure: The Action to Control Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes MR Imaging Baseline Data” and published online in the journal Radiology, there appears to be a link between type 2 diabetes and brain degeneration. The researchers further discovered that diabetes may not be... 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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