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 an early immune response in people with a genetic predisposition to Alzheimer's disease.
A new study reports changes in the spinal fluid during middle age may help doctors identify people at risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease later in life.
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.
Children diagnosed with autism at the age of two had substantially greater amounts of extra axial cerebrospinal fluid at 6 and 12 months. Additionally, the level of increased CSF at 6 months could be correlated with the severity of autism symptoms displayed at 2 years, a new study reports.
Persistent inflammation may underlie HIV associated neurocognitive disorders in patients taking specific antiretroviral drugs, a new study reports.
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.
Researchers have identified average levels of biological and anatomical brain changes associated with Alzheimer's disease over thirty years before symptoms appear. In those with genetic risk factors for Alzheimer's, researchers found changes in cognitive performance up to 15 years before becoming symptomatic. Changes in Tau levels in the cerebral spinal fluid appeared up to 34 years before dementia symptoms occurred, and physical changes to the medial temporal lobe were apparent up to 9 years before cognitive impairment was apparent.
Researchers have identified biomarkers that can help predict which patients with Parkinson's disease will suffer from significant cognitive deficits within three years of diagnosis.
Findings shed light on the mechanisms underlying brain damage in microgravity.