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2014-03-06 13:14:57

Three promising biomarkers being studied to detect Alzheimer's disease in its early stages appear to undergo a surprising shift as patients develop symptoms of dementia, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis report. Scientists use the biomarkers to assess brain changes linked to the disease in research volunteers. The levels of markers of neuronal injury increase in the spinal fluid for a decade or more before the onset of dementia, but in a new twist, the...

2014-02-17 23:23:12

New study funded by RSRI in partnership with the Hydrocephalus Association will look at the role which brain compliance plays in pediatric hydrocephalus, a condition that is the leading cause of brain surgery in children. Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) February 17, 2014 The Rudi Schulte Research Institute (RSRI) and Dr. Mark Wagshul of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, will conduct a joint research venture evaluating the use of the magnetic resonance elastography (MRE) in the management of...

2014-01-22 08:29:18

TSX: AMF TORONTO, Jan. 22, 2014 /CNW/ - Amorfix Life Sciences Ltd. announced today that the Company has signed an agreement with a major global pharmaceutical company to use the human Alzheimer's disease diagnostic assay in phase 1 clinical studies. Amorfix has granted its collaborator access to its proprietary EP-AD assay technology and the Company will complete assay optimization and validation prior to using the assay as part of a clinical trial to investigate the effects...

2013-12-18 13:24:08

Measuring changes in certain proteins -- called biomarkers -- in people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis may better predict the progression of the disease, according to scientists at Penn State College of Medicine. ALS is often referred to as Lou Gehrig's disease, is a neurological disease in which the brain loses its ability to control movement as motor neurons degenerate. The course of the disease varies, with survival ranging from months to decades. "The cause of most cases of ALS...

2013-11-14 11:27:57

People in middle age who have a high blood pressure measure called pulse pressure are more likely to have biomarkers of Alzheimer's disease in their spinal fluid than those with lower pulse pressure, according to research published in the November 13, 2013, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Pulse pressure is the systolic pressure, or the top number in a blood pressure reading, minus the diastolic, or the bottom number. Pulse pressure...

Sleep May Help Brain Flush Out Toxins
2013-10-17 15:54:09

[ Watch The Video: Brain Opens up the Pipes During Sleep ] NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke A good night's rest may literally clear the mind. Using mice, researchers showed for the first time that the space between brain cells may increase during sleep, allowing the brain to flush out toxins that build up during waking hours. These results suggest a new role for sleep in health and disease. The study was funded by the National Institute of Neurological...

2013-10-17 11:44:14

Johns Hopkins researchers identify biomarkers in spinal fluid Johns Hopkins researchers say that by measuring levels of certain proteins in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), they can predict when people will develop the cognitive impairment associated with Alzheimer's disease years before the first symptoms of memory loss appear. Identifying such biomarkers could provide a long-sought tool to guide earlier use of potential drug treatments to prevent or halt the progression of Alzheimer's while...

2013-08-24 23:01:43

Alexis Rocciola hopes to raise awareness about hydrocephalus, an incurable brain condition she has been living with since birth, with the star who has inspired her the most, Taylor Swift, at her Sacramento concert on August 27. An Advisory Council member of the Hydrocephalus Association Teens Take Charge program, she hopes to inspire other teens to find creative ways to raise awareness. Petaluma, CA (PRWEB) August 24, 2013 Alexis “Lexi” Rocciola, a local Petaluma teen, was selected by...

2013-07-02 23:04:47

Results could lead to improved surgery care and a better understanding of the long-term effects of anesthesia and surgery on a senior adult's post-operative thinking. Boston (PRWEB) July 02, 2013 New research examining levels of the hallmark proteins linked to Alzheimer’s disease found in patients suffering from post-operative cognitive changes (POCC) may lead to safer surgery care and better post-operative outcomes for senior adults. The study, taking place at Massachusetts...


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