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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 scan study discovers a new type of schizophrenia

Posted in Medicine on 1st Mar, 2020
by Alex Muller

The results reveal significant differences in gray matter volumes, distinguishing two distinct types of schizophrenia and busting the previously held notion that all schizophrenia patients brains are the same.

Researchers find a "consciousness switch" deep in the brain

Posted in Medicine, Science on 15th Feb, 2020
by Alex Muller

There's an incredible amount we don't understand about the workings of the human body and brain, and consciousness itself remains one of the great mysteries of science.

Brain Barriers Breached to Attack Tumors

Posted in Medicine on 17th Jan, 2020
by Alex Muller

Yale researchers have found a way to get immune system rescuers through the brain’s protective drainage system.

Algorithm Identifies New Treatment for Neuroblastoma

Posted in Medicine, Science on 12th Jan, 2020
by Alex Muller

Using a computer algorithm, scientists at Uppsala University have identified a promising new treatment for neuroblastoma. This form of cancer in children, which occurs in specialised nerve cells in the sympathetic nervous system, may be life-threatening.