Medical research

More evidence that blood tests can detect the risk of Alzheimer's

A new study confirms that a simple blood test can reveal whether there is accelerating nerve cell damage in the brain. The researchers analysed neurofilament light protein (NFL) in blood samples from patients with Alzheimer's ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Virus identified as a cause of paralyzing condition in children

A virus appears to be the cause behind a rash of poliolike illnesses that struck Minnesota and other states last fall, causing paralyzing symptoms in several children, including one girl who lost all motor function and remains ...

Genetics

Researchers discover a new form of hereditary osteoporosis

A research group headed by Professor Outi Mäkitie, University of Helsinki, identified in families with childhood-onset osteoporosis disease-causing mutations in a gene that had previously not been connected with the skeletal ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Test detects protein associated with Alzheimer's and CTE

An ultrasensitive test has been developed that detects a corrupted protein associated with Alzheimer's disease and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a condition found in athletes, military veterans, and others with ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

One type of brain cell may invite Alzheimer's

Better tactics for detecting, preventing and treating Alzheimer's disease depend on a clearer understanding of cellular-level changes in the minds of patients, and a new study has uncovered novel details about the vulnerability ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Can nanotechnology help diagnose Alzheimer's?

Exosomes are natural nanoscopic particles released by most cell types, and are currently the focus of research because they represent a possible tool for the diagnosis of Alzheimer's. These particles are not so easy to isolate, ...

HIV & AIDS

New test detects tell-tale danger signs in spinal fluid

Rare cells resembling those previously thought to exist only in the brain have been discovered in the spinal fluid of HIV patients by using a sensitive new genetic test that could provide insights into a host of neurological ...

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