Researchers say their findings about immune system changes early in Alzheimer's could lead to new blood tests that may be used to detect the disease before it becomes symptomatic.
According to researchers, a small alcoholic drink each day may be beneficial for brain health. Using mice, researchers found low levels of alcohol consumption is associated with less brain inflammation and a more effective glymphatic system. This allows CSF to flow more efficiently through the brain and remove waste that can lead to neurodegenerative diseases.
According to researchers, circadian disruptions can occur years before symptoms of Alzheimer's develop. The findings could help to identify those at risk of developing the neurodegenerative disease as they age.
Boston University School of Medicine researchers have identified several new genes associated with Alzheimer's disease, including some which may cause functional and structural alterations in the brain. The findings could help to shed light on the processes leading up to the development of the neurodegenerative disease.
Researchers have discovered a new biomarker that can help diagnose Huntington's disease. They note the findings could result in the development of treatments to postpone neuron death in those who carry the Huntington's gene mutation, but who do not currently show symptoms of the disease.
Persistent inflammation may underlie HIV associated neurocognitive disorders in patients taking specific antiretroviral drugs, a new study reports.
According to researchers, people who suffer from migraines have higher sodium concentrations in their cerebrospinal fluid.
A new study reports on a surprising link between OSA and Alzheimer's disease. Researchers report people who suffer a number of apneas per hour have increased accumulation of amyloid beta in the brain over time.
Researchers have devised a new blood test that can detect if amyloid had begun to accumulate in the brain. The test help physicians diagnose Alzheimer's disease in a cheaper, less invasive way than currently available. The researchers will present their findings at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference in London.
Study reports elevated amyloid plaque are not just a risk factor for Alzheimer's, but part of the disease and the earliest precursor before symptoms appear.