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New blood marker can identify Parkinsonian diseases
September 18, 2023
Is it possible that a single biomarker can detect all types of diseases related to dopamine deficiency in the brain? Yes, that's what a research group is discovering. 'We have observed that an enzyme in cerebrospinal fluid and in blood is a useful marker for identifying all types of Parkinson's-rela...
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Telecare cuts costs, boosts quality of life for dementia patients
September 18, 2023
A telecare program that improves outcomes for patients with dementia and lightens the load for unpaid caregivers also has the surprising bonus of cutting Medicare costs, according to new research.
'Circular logic' of RNAs in Parkinson's disease
September 18, 2023
Researchers are gaining new insights into neurological diseases by studying circular RNAs (circRNAs) in brain cells. A new study has identified over 11,000 distinct RNA circles that characterized brain cells implicated in Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's disease....
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Could a breakdown in the brain's networks allow infections to contribute to Alzheimer's disease?
September 13, 2023
New data gives more evidence to the possibility that developing a pathobiome in the brain could cause some forms of Alzheimer's and related dementias.
Large amounts of sedentary time linked with higher risk of dementia in older adults, study shows
September 12, 2023
Researchers have used machine learning to explore the links between sedentary behavior and dementia, finding that the total time spent sedentary matters for brain aging.
New window on leading genetic cause of Alzheimer's
September 12, 2023
Scientists have opened a new view into the workings of the brain and central nervous system, detecting a diverse set of important molecules known as lipoproteins. The most common protein on the particles is apolipoprotein E; one form of APOE puts people at higher risk of Alzheimer's disease....
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CT test simulates blood flow to assess risk in patients with angina
September 12, 2023
An advanced CT test can identify individuals with stable angina at a reduced risk of three-year adverse outcomes despite their having a high coronary artery calcium score, according to a new study.
AI tool helps optimize antibody medicines
September 11, 2023
Antibody treatments may be able to activate the immune system to fight diseases like Parkinson's, Alzheimer's and colorectal cancer, but they are less effective when they bind with themselves and other molecules that aren't markers of disease.
Exercise-induced hormone irisin may reduce Alzheimer's disease plaque and tangle pathology in the brain
September 8, 2023
Medical researchers have used a 3D human neural cell culture model to show that the exercise-induced muscle hormone, irisin, reduces the level of amyloid beta deposits associated with Alzheimer's disease.
Specialized T cells in the brain slow progression of Alzheimer's disease
September 7, 2023
Scientists found that a subset of CD8+ T cells in the brain lessens the activation of microglia and limits disease pathology in a model of Alzheimer's disease.