Neuroscience_topics
Follow
Find tag "Alzheimer"
17.8K views | +1 today
Neuroscience_topics
Neuroscience: CNS disease, pain, brain research, ion channels, synaptic transmission, channelopathies, neuronal network
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Julien Hering, PhD
Scoop.it!

Biomarkers could predict Alzheimer's before it starts

Biomarkers could predict Alzheimer's before it starts | Neuroscience_topics | Scoop.it

Study identifies potential blood test for cognitive decline.

A simple blood test has the potential to predict whether a healthy person will develop symptoms of dementia within two or three years. If larger studies uphold the results, the test could fill a major gap in strategies to combat brain degeneration, which is thought to show symptoms only at a stage when it too late to treat effectively. (...) - by Alison Abbott, Nature, 09 March 2014

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Julien Hering, PhD
Scoop.it!

Neurodegenerative diseases: Anti-epileptic drug shows benefit in AD mouse model

Man Tsuey Tse


Patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD), in particular those with early-onset AD who overproduce amyloid-β peptides, are more prone to having epileptic seizures. Alterations in neuronal network activity are also observed in patients with AD, but whether these dysfunctions also actively cause cognitive and synaptic deficits in AD is unclear. (...) - by Man Tsuey TseNature Reviews Drug Discovery 11, 748-749 (October 2012)


Read also: Brain excitability and connectivity of neuronal assemblies in Alzheimer's disease: From animal models to human findings 

more...
No comment yet.