Alzheimer's disease & dementia

The hunt for a simple blood test to detect Alzheimer's disease

Even in the prime of our lives, while still healthy and clever, our brains may be secretly developing the deadly plaques and tangles of Alzheimer's disease. The first sign of trouble is memory loss—and, by then, damage ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

One and done: Researchers urge testing eyewitness memory only once

We all know the scene from countless courtroom dramas: A witness points at the defendant and confidently declares to judge and jury: "That's the one, that's who did it!" But is it? Perhaps. If that same witness was also confident ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

T-cell tests unreliable in establishing previous COVID-19

Can T-cell tests be used to determine whether people have had COVID-19? Scientists at Uppsala University and Karolinska Institutet have jointly analyzed this issue under the aegis of the COMMUNITY study at Danderyd Hospital. ...


Intestinal drug shown to boost memory and cognition

The development of drugs to treat cognitive problems in patients with mental illness may be a step closer after a team of researchers discovered that an existing drug—used to treat constipation—may be able to boost our ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Early Alzheimer's diagnosis: Progress and pitfalls

Alzheimer's disease, the most common form of dementia, is characterised by brain lesions that can cause devastating memory loss and behavioural changes. It affects some 30 million people worldwide.


Study: Measuring brain waves could diagnose dementia early

Our visual memory system has a phenomenally large capacity. Flick through the image gallery on your phone, or fast forward through a previously watched movie, and notice how the briefly presented images trigger memories with ...

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Memory tester

Memory testers are specialized test equipment used to test and verify memory modules typically in SIMM or DIMM configurations. It detects functional failures of memory modules.

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