Alzheimer’s could possibly be spread via contaminated neurosurgery

Related video Researchers have found that surgical instruments used for neurosurgery could get contaminated by the altered brain proteins that are seen in Alzheimer’s disease. These instruments are capable of spreading the condition if not treated or decontaminated properly before reuse. The study results were published in the latest issue of the journal Nature. Prof […]

Study provides new insights into molecular mechanisms underlying role of amyloid in Alzheimer’s disease

Related video A UCL-led study has confirmed that some vials of a hormone used in discontinued medical treatments contained seeds of a protein implicated in Alzheimer’s disease, and are able to seed amyloid pathology in mice. The research, published in Nature, follows on from the team’s 2015 study that found evidence of amyloid pathology in […]

Can Alzheimer’s Be Spread? Mouse Study Hints It’s Possible

Related video All News Consumer Pro New Drugs Pipeline Clinical Trials FDA Alerts More THURSDAY, Dec. 13, 2018 — A brain protein linked to Alzheimer’s disease might potentially be transmitted to people during neurological procedures, a new preliminary study suggests. Genetically engineered lab mice developed amyloid-beta deposits in their brains after they were injected with […]

UAlberta scientists identify biomarkers for detecting Alzheimer’s disease in saliva samples

Related video University of Alberta scientists have identified three biomarkers for detecting mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s disease in saliva samples. The research has promising results for application in a clinical setting. The research team combines expertise in metabolomics from Liang Li, professor in the Department of Chemistry, and neurodegenerative disorders from Roger Dixon, professor […]

Scientists pave the way for saliva test for Alzheimer’s disease

Related video University of Alberta scientists have identified three biomarkers for detecting mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s disease in saliva samples. The research has promising results for application in a clinical setting. The research team combines expertise in metabolomics from Liang Li, professor in the Department of Chemistry, and neurodegenerative disorders from Roger Dixon, professor […]

Memory tests predict brain atrophy and Alzheimer’s disease

Related video Mild cognitive impairment is a heterogeneous condition; it may may be reversible or permanent. but it is also associated with a higher risk of dementia, Alzheimer’s disease in particular. Mild cognitive impairment refers to impairment of memory or other cognitive domains in a situation where the individual remains capable of independently conducting daily […]