Depression Symptoms In Alzheimer’s Could Be Signs For Cognitive Decline

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Depression symptoms in cognitively healthy older individuals together with brain amyloid, a biological marker of Alzheimer's, could trigger changes in memory and thinking over time, researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) report. "Our research found that even modest levels of brain amyloid deposition can impact the relationship between depression symptoms and cognitive abilities. This raises …

Portable Breath Analyzer Spots Lung Disease Faster Than Doctors

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A small, portable breath monitor can quickly and accurately detect acute respiratory distress syndrome, researchers report. Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is an often deadly disease that causes fluid to leak into the lungs and demands early diagnosis. To detect the condition today, doctors rely heavily on their own judgment and time-consuming tests. The researchers …

Hair Could Be The Key To Better Mental Illness Diagnosis In Teens

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It's possible that a lock of hair could one day aid in the diagnosis of depression and in efforts to monitor the effects of treatment, said the author of a new study examining cortisol levels in the hair of teens. Researchers looked for potential relationships between the concentration of the stress hormone cortisol in the …

Metabolic Features Specific To The Autistic Brain Identified

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An excess of metabolite intensity differences unique to the brains of individuals with autism spectrum disorder has been found by scientists from the Skoltech Center for Neurobiology and Brain Restoration (CNBR), the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS, New York, USA), the Max Planck Institute in Potsdam, and the Cologne Institute (Germany). The …

New Research Could Help Predict Epilepsy Seizures Before They Happen

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A pattern of molecules that appear in the blood before a seizure happens has been discovered by researchers at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. The finding may lead to the development of an early warning system, which would enable people with temporal lobe epilepsy to know when they are at risk of having …

Blood Test Detects Presymptomatic Neurodegeneration In Alzheimer’s

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A blood test that reliably detects signs of brain damage in people on the path to developing Alzheimer's disease — even before they show signs of confusion and memory loss - has been demonstrated by researchers from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases in Germany. The …

CRISPR Helps Identify New Biomarker For Alzheimer’s Disease

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STIM1 protein expression decreases with the progression of neurodegeneration in Alzheimer’s disease, new research indicates. Conducted at the Institute of Molecular Pathology Biomarkers, University of Extremadura, in Badajoz, Spain, the study's aim was to develop a model for studying Alzheimer's disease (AD) of sporadic origin—in other words, AD that is not due to a hereditary …