Diagnosis

A reliable blood test for Alzheimer’s disease – is it becoming a reality?

1024 683 Anna Stelling, PhD

The increasing number of patients suffering from dementia caused by Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a significant challenge for society and requires action by healthcare professionals and researchers worldwide. One important…

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Optimising early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease – mission impossible?

1920 1080 Anna Stelling, PhD

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a very common malady of the elderly, currently affecting 5.8 million Americans above the age of 65. It accounts for 60–80% of all dementia cases, which…

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Smartphone-controlled device could revolutionise drug delivery in the brain

3450 2300 Peter Stevenson, PhD

A novel brain implant that can deliver drugs and stimulate brain cells could lead to advanced treatments for Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and other brain disorders, a new study reports. The research comes…

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“Less is more” in medication-overuse headache

6668 2484 Peter Stevenson, PhD

Monitoring, recognition and effective patient education are cornerstones in the diagnosis and prevention of medication-overuse headache (MOH), delegates heard at the 5th Annual Congress of the European Academy of Neurology…

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Cellular power failures linked to Parkinsonism

3150 2100 Mea Holm, PhD

Mounting evidence is linking neurodegenerative disorders, such as Parkinsonism and dementia, with mitochondrial dysfunction.1 At the 5th Annual Congress of the European Academy of Neurology (EAN) in Oslo, Norway, the…

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Machine-learning algorithm predicts psychosis from speech

3150 2100 Peter Stevenson, PhD

Algorithms designed to find hidden clues within everyday language can predict those at risk of developing psychosis, a new study reports. Using machine learning, researchers from the Department of Psychology…

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Establishing sNfL as an MS Biomarker

3300 2200 Carlotta Foletti, PhD

At the ECTRIMS annual congress in October 2018, there was a lot of talk on serum neurofilament light (sNfL) becoming the first blood biomarker predicting neuronal damage caused by neurological…

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An update on chronic migraine diagnosis

3300 2200 Carlotta Foletti, PhD

Headache disorders are among the leading causes of years lived with disability, in both men and women.1 Chronic migraines, in particular, are typically estimated to have a global prevalence of…

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Discovery of MS subtype offers fresh understanding

2869 1900 Peter Stevenson, PhD

A new subtype of multiple sclerosis (MS) has been identified, ushering in new potential for more specific diagnoses and even personalised medicine approaches. According to research from the Cleveland Clinic…

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Breath test could detect early stage Parkinson’s

1920 1080 Peter Stevenson, PhD

A simple breath test for detection of early-stage Parkinson’s disease (PD) could one day be an effective, portable diagnostic tool – even outside the clinic – according to new research.…

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