Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer's blood test may replace invasive spinal taps for diagnosis

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Mar, 2020
by Alex Muller

Many of the experimental blood tests under development focus on measuring amyloid levels, with one paper published last year describing a way of revealing misfolding amyloid proteins as a way of detecting Alzheimer's cases around eight years before clinical symptoms appeared.

Brain imaging breakthrough predicts Alzheimer's decline in early stages

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Jan, 2020
by Alex Muller

Utilizing a recently developed brain imaging technique new research suggests that measuring accumulated levels of a protein called tau may predict future neurodegeneration associated with Alzihemer’s disease.

Insights into anti-aging properties of experimental Alzheimer’s drug

Posted in Medicine on 11th Dec, 2019
by Alex Muller

Salk researchers have been developing two experimental drugs for several years with a view on improving cognition and slowing the neurodegenerative decline associated with Alzheimer’s disease

The resurrection of a failed Alzheimer’s drug set to test FDA approval process

Posted in Medicine on 9th Dec, 2019
by Alex Muller

Experts are divided on the efficacy data concerning a novel Alzheimer's drug, but it's now up to the FDA to judge whether a controversial Phase 3 trial is enough for market approval

Microbiome-altering Alzheimer’s drug unexpectedly approved in China

Posted in Medicine on 6th Nov, 2019
by Alex Muller

The drug, derived from a marine algae, is the first new Alzheimer’s drug to reach the market anywhere in the world in almost 20 years, and is suggested to reduce neuroinflammation by modulating a person’s gut microbiome.