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UCLA Study: Simple Blood Test Could Be Developed To Diagnose Alzheimer's

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A study has found the first evidence suggesting that a simple blood test could be used to diagnose a patient with Alzheimer’s disease, UCLA researchers reported Thursday. 318 more words


Detecting Alzheimer's Disease Early

A new, noninvasive eye test could someday lead to the detection of Alzheimer’s disease in its earliest stages. The test may allow patients to start treatment earlier, and it could also hasten the development of new Alzheimer’s drugs. 730 more words


Extra copy of miRNA-155 may be key to elevated beta-amyloid protein in brain of individuals with Down syndrome

From Sanford-Burnham Beaker:

Why people with Down syndrome invariably develop Alzheimer’s disease

by Susan Gammon, Ph.D. on October 23, 2014 at 12:32 pm

Amyloid plaques are found in the brains of people with Down syndrome and Alzheimer’s disease.

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Quantifying the amount and structure of beta-amyloid that is the most harmful to neurons.

The peptide, a small protein, beta-amyloid is strongly associated with Alzheimer’s disease; however, researchers are still looking for unequivocal proof that this peptide is the causal agent of the onset and development of the disease. 503 more words


Substance involved in Alzheimer’s can reverse paralysis in mice with multiple sclerosis

10 AUG 2012
STANFORD, Calif. — A molecule widely assailed as the chief culprit in Alzheimer’s disease unexpectedly reverses paralysis and inflammation in several distinct animal models of a different disorder — multiple sclerosis, Stanford University School of Medicine researchers have found. 1,278 more words

Missed - Medical Breakthroughs

Artificial butter flavoring ingredient linked to key Alzheimer’s disease process

10 AUG 2012

A new study raises concern about chronic exposure of workers in industry to a food flavoring ingredient used to produce the distinctive buttery flavor and aroma of microwave popcorn, margarines, snack foods, candy, baked goods, pet foods and other products. 284 more words

Lethal Or Unintended Side Effects

Doctors might be able to tell if you have Alzheimer's by putting this cream on your eye

A small, early study has found that applying a cream to the lens of your eye can indicate whether you have Alzheimer’s disease before debilitating symptoms occur. 244 more words