Researchers Identify New Group of Proteins in the Brains of Alzheimer’s Patients

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Researchers Identify New Group of Proteins in the Brains of Alzheimer’s Patients

Contact: Gina DiGravio, 617-638-8480, gina.digravio@bmc.org (Boston) – Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have identified a novel group of proteins that accumulate in the brains of patients with Alzheimer’s disease. These findings, which appear online in the Journal of Neuroscience, may open up novel approaches to diagnose and stage the progression likelihood of […]

Finding Alzheimer’s risk poses little distress

If you learned from a genetic test that your risk for Alzheimer’s disease increased, how would you feel?  A  study of 162 healthy adult children of patients with Alzheimer’s found that people who inherited a key gene showed no more test-related stress, depression, or anxiety than those who did not, according to Dr. Robert Green, lead author of […]

New Alzheimer's test too simplistic

A British self-screening test that claims to spot early dimentia more accurately is not specific at all to Alzheimer’s disease. Robert Stern, Co-director of the Alzheimer’s Disease Clinic and Disease Program, maintains the “Test Your Memory” does not include any real delayed recall tasks, cannot separate those with poor memories from Alzheimer’s patients, but is […]