Experimental Blood Test Could Flag Alzheimer’s
Experimental Blood Test Could Flag Alzheimer’s
New studies show that elevated levels of a form of tau called p-tau217 can accurately distinguish Alzheimer’s disease from other forms of dementia, and perhaps even predict it.
Experimental Blood Test Could Flag Alzheimer’s
Experimental Blood Test Could Flag Alzheimer’s

New studies show that elevated levels of a form of tau called p-tau217 can accurately distinguish Alzheimer’s disease from other forms of dementia, and perhaps even predict it.

New studies show that elevated levels of a form of tau called p-tau217 can accurately distinguish Alzheimer’s disease from other forms of dementia, and perhaps even predict it.

Alzheimer's Disease
Flu and Pneumonia Vaccines Linked to Reduced Risk of Alzheimer’s
Flu and Pneumonia Vaccines Linked to Reduced Risk of Alzheimer’s
Amanda Heidt | Jul 27, 2020
The authors propose that the shots might keep the immune system primed to battle diseases that would otherwise contribute to cognitive decline.
Variants in Water Channel Gene Tied to More Restful Sleep
Variants in Water Channel Gene Tied to More Restful Sleep
Abby Olena | May 12, 2020
The gene, aquaporin-4, is critical in rodents for the cerebrospinal fluid bath the brain gets during sleep. It’s now also tied to slow wave electrical activity during deep sleep in people.
Early Detection of Dementia with Smart Devices
Early Detection of Dementia with Smart Devices
Rachael Moeller Gorman | May 1, 2020
Digital biomarkers of cognitive decline could alert us to the early stages of dementia before irreversible damage occurs.
Neuroscientist Phil Haydon Sets Sail to Talk About Epilepsy
Neuroscientist Phil Haydon Sets Sail to Talk About Epilepsy
Ashley Yeager | Feb 19, 2020
After an accident as a teenager, he developed the disorder. He then studied the brain to better understand his own seizures, and now plans to sail around the world to show others with the condition how to push their limits.
Study Finds No Association Between Herpes Virus and Alzheimer’s
Study Finds No Association Between Herpes Virus and Alzheimer’s
Katarina Zimmer | Jan 23, 2020
While the findings contradict previous studies that have linked human herpesvirus 6 to the neurodegenerative disease, they do not eliminate the possibility of a relationship.
Iconoclastic Alzheimer’s Researcher Robert Moir Dies
Iconoclastic Alzheimer’s Researcher Robert Moir Dies
Shawna Williams | Jan 2, 2020
The 58-year-old was best known for uncovering evidence of a link between pathogens and the neurodegenerative disease.
Innovation Farming
Innovation Farming
Bob Grant | Dec 1, 2019
Nurturing ideas to fruition, like growing plants, is a complex process that relies on a suitable substrate and favorable growth conditions.
Interactive: Biomarkers in Blood Provide a Window into the Brain
Interactive: Biomarkers in Blood Provide a Window into the Brain
Shawna Williams | Dec 1, 2019
A look at some of the circulating molecules that may indicate various Alzheimer’s pathologies and serve as the bases of noninvasive tests for the disease.
The Hunt for a Blood Test for Alzheimer’s Disease
The Hunt for a Blood Test for Alzheimer’s Disease
Shawna Williams | Dec 1, 2019
Researchers hope circulating biomarkers will enable earlier detection and better monitoring of the neurodegenerative disorder—and perhaps help usher in new treatments.