Serial amyloid and tau scans in cognitively healthy people indicate that the speed at which a person’s tau accumulates best predicts his or her future cognitive decline.
In a research study, one-fifth of healthy people who learned they were at high risk for AD said they might consider physician-assisted death as a future option.
In ADNI, blood marker exposes ongoing neurodegeneration across disease stages.
Scientists know that the retina changes in people with preclinical AD; alas, there is neither consensus nor convergence in the field of retinal imaging. An upcoming initiative aims to determine which measures are most robust.
Scientists are probing saliva and skin secretions for telltale signs of Parkinson’s disease. Their prize? A diagnostic test at the pre-motor stage.
Diagnostics Accelerator to fund projects that develop dementia biomarkers from patient data.
The method purportedly distinguishes patients from controls with more than 90 percent sensitivity and specificity.
A majority of amyloid PET scans led physicians to change how they managed a patient’s disease. The effect on later outcomes is yet to be come.
Among 20 focus areas, 47 research recommendations cover the gamut from basic science to health disparities.
IBM researchers in Australia identify a combination of four proteins in plasma that predicts amyloid positivity in cerebrospinal fluid, and correlates with progression to AD.
A longitudinal study finds that middle-aged people with the highest levels of inflammation markers in their blood succumb to the greatest cognitive decline over the next 20 years.
Among cognitively normal people with amyloid plaques, women have more tau tangles in the entorhinal cortex than do men. Does this indicate susceptibility, or resilience?
In cognitively normal people, a set of blood proteins may predict whether or not amyloid plaques have deposited in a person’s brain.
The FDA has prioritized review of C2N’s blood test for amyloid-β. A pivotal clinical trial will correlate the test with amyloid PET scans.
Studies in mice and humans show that sleep suppresses extracellular tau and slows its spread.