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IHD blood test for Alzheimer's disease yields 83% sensitivity and 82% specificity

April 22, 2016

IHD President Xavier Regnaut commented that "The results of our study with IHD-Amy demonstrate that this is one of the best performing tests around, which validates its real potential as a diagnostic aid tool for doctors in the future." He went on to say that "These first results are very promising, and the clinical development schedule that we are working to should mean that we can confirm these results in the coming months." The clinical study was carried out in partnership...

Traumatic brain injury in older veterans increases risk of dementia

April 21, 2016

"Our findings raise hope that early treatment and rehabilitation following TBI may help prevent long-term consequences such as dementia," Yaffe said. "They also suggest that older adults who experience a TBI should be monitored for signs of cognitive impairment following their injuries." Mild Cognitive Impairment in Former NFL Football PlayersIt has been suggested that retired American football players may be at increased risk for late-life cognitive disorders. This has not y...

Landmark study may help prevent permanent brain injury in fighters

April 20, 2016

Researchers will measure changes in brain volume, scarring and blood flow via MRI scans. Any changes seen on the participant's MRI will be correlated with their performance on cognitive assessments and neurologic exams. For fighters who demonstrate a correlation between MRI findings and cognitive decline, researchers hope to determine whether there is any relationship to the number of blows, number of rounds fought, knockouts, dehydration or other factors."This study will add key insights i...

Grape seed polyphenols may help prevent Alzheimer's disease

April 19, 2016

"Since naturally occurring polyphenols are also generally commercially available as nutritional supplements and have negligible adverse events even after prolonged periods of treatment, this new finding holds significant promise as a preventive method or treatment, and is being tested in translational studies in Alzheimer's disease patients," said Dr. Pasinetti.The study authors emphasize that in order for grape-derived polyphenols to be effective, scientists need to identify a biomark...

Researchers discover new gene mutation associated with Parkinson's

April 18, 2016

So far, mutations in six genes have been linked to familial forms of Parkinson's disease, with many mutations identified as a direct result of Mayo Clinic's collaborative research efforts. Dr. Wszolek has built a worldwide network of Parkinson's disease investigators, many of whom have conducted research at Mayo Clinic. The study's first author, Carles Vilari?o-G??ell, Ph.D., and the senior investigator, Matthew Farrer, Ph.D., worked on this study while at Mayo Clinic in 2010; they have since m...