Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Exploring the cause of long COVID 'brain fog'

La Trobe University-led research may have uncovered the cause of the neurological conditions seen in patients with long COVID, such as brain fog.

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Progress on early detection of Alzheimer's disease

Inside the body, some seemingly harmless proteins have sinister potential. In the case of Alzheimer's disease, the amyloid-beta (Aβ) protein, which is vital for brain growth, can become tainted and destroy cells, which leads ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Possible discovery of mechanism behind mysterious COVID-19 symptoms

In patients with serious and long-term COVID-19, disturbed blood coagulation has often been observed. Now, researchers at Linköping University (LiU), Sweden, have discovered that the body's immune system can affect the spike ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

FDA OKs marketing of new test to help diagnose Alzheimer's disease

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted marketing approval for the Lumipulse G β-Amyloid Ratio (1-42/1-40) test, the first in vitro diagnostic test for early detection of amyloid plaques associated with Alzheimer disease, ...

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Amyloid

Amyloids are insoluble fibrous protein aggregates sharing specific structural traits. Abnormal accumulation of amyloid in organs may lead to amyloidosis, and may play a role in various neurodegenerative diseases.

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