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FTD Gene Hunt Turns Up CYLD and Modifying Factors

CONFERENCE COVERAGE 2016-09-30 Conference Coverage Researchers know the strongest genetic factors that cause frontotemporal dementia and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: the genes for tau, progranulin, and the C9ORF72 repeat expansion. However, just as in the Alzheimer’s field, a ...

Tests of Social Cognition Hold Potential as FTD Outcome Measures

CONFERENCE COVERAGE 2016-09-30 Conference Coverage As frontotemporal dementia researchers gear up for trials, high up on their wish lists are better clinical outcome measures to detect change over time more sensitively than standard cognitive tests do. At the 10th International ...

Rachel Bennett


Mass General Institute for Neurodegenerative Disease
Boston, United States

Fluid NfL Shines, Tau PET Dims, in the Hunt for FTD Biomarkers

CONFERENCE COVERAGE 2016-09-29 Conference Coverage Biomarkers are the obsession du jour in frontotemporal dementia research. Over and over at the 10th International Conference on Frontotemporal Dementias, held August 31-Septemper 2 in Munich, speakers emphasized the need for new ...

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