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New technique reveals that tau predicts Alzheimer’s disease progression.

In Alzheimer’s, a build-up of plaque and dysfunctional proteins in the brain are known to be hallmarks of the disease. While the majority of Alzheimer’s research has focused on accumulation … Continue Reading New technique reveals that tau predicts Alzheimer’s disease progression.

Neuroimaging shows genetics and environment affect different regions of brain.

It is known that glucose is an essential fuel for brain energy metabolism as well as oxygen.  Functional activation of neurons is normally associated with increases in the local cerebral … Continue Reading Neuroimaging shows genetics and environment affect different regions of brain.

Study validates beta amyloid as cause of dementia in both Alzheimer’s and Down syndrome.

More than five million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Of them, 400,000 also have Down syndrome. People with Down syndrome (DS) represent the world’s largest population of predetermined … Continue Reading Study validates beta amyloid as cause of dementia in both Alzheimer’s and Down syndrome.

Immune response in the human brain accurately measured for the first time ever.

Scientists have long suspected that neuroinflammation caused by a reactive immune system could be tripping off the neurodegeneration seen in certain dementias, multiple sclerosis, and other deadly diseases of the … Continue Reading Immune response in the human brain accurately measured for the first time ever.

Neuroimaging study finds first evidence of neuroinflammation in brains of chronic pain patients.

A new study from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) researchers has found, for the first time, evidence of neuroinflammation in key regions of the brains of patients with chronic pain. By … Continue Reading Neuroimaging study finds first evidence of neuroinflammation in brains of chronic pain patients.

Neuroimaging technique identifies concussion-related brain disease in living brain.

An experimental positron emission tomography (PET) tracer is effective in diagnosing concussion-related brain disease while a person is still alive, according to a case study conducted at the Icahn School … Continue Reading Neuroimaging technique identifies concussion-related brain disease in living brain.

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