Neuroscience

Blood test detects Alzheimer's in people with Down syndrome

Around 80% of people with Down syndrome develop Alzheimer's disease, often when they are between 40 and 50 years old. A study led by Lund University in Sweden has shown that a simple blood test can detect Alzheimer's disease ...

Neuroscience

Musical tests can detect mental deterioration in old age

Researchers at Tel Aviv University have developed a method that employs musical tests and a portable instrument for measuring brain activity to detect cognitive decline in old age. According to the researchers, the method, ...

Neuroscience

Technology that responds sensitively to people

How does work affect our daily lives and how does it affect our mental and physical health? How do technical solutions change people and how can devices be made more human-centric? A five-person team at the Fraunhofer Institute ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Hope for Alzheimer's blood test

Researchers from Macquarie University's Centre for Ageing, Cognition and Wellbeing are one step closer to a blood test to diagnose Alzheimer's early in the disease's progression.

Gastroenterology

Q&A: Functional dyspepsia can significantly affect quality of life

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I have dealt with digestive issues for much of my 30s. Ulcers run in my family. My doctor said that while I could have an ulcer, testing could determine if it is functional dyspepsia. What is the difference, ...

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