Two studies make strides in Alzheimer's diagnosis
January 19, 2011
A new scanning test that may show the presence of Alzheimer's disease and a study that linked blood tests with a higher risk of dementia could allow doctors to treat Alzheimer's in its early stages.More...
Rapid test developed to detect deadly prion diseases
January 5, 2011
Researchers at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) have developed a rapid test to detect infectious agents called prions that lead to diseases such as mad cow disease in cattle and Creutzfeldt-Jacob disease in humans.More...
Protein shows reversal of some Alzheimer's symptoms
December 15, 2010
An increase in the protein CBP in laboratory testing allowed a Texas research team to restore learning and memory skills in mice that have Alzheimer's disease.More...
Targeting protein may halt progression of Alzheimer's
September 27, 2010
Targeting a protein called neutral sphingomyelinase (N-Smase) may help researchers find a way to halt the progression of Alzheimer's disease, a new study reports.More...
DNA clues sought to understand Alzheimers disease
November 11, 2009
By collecting DNA from patients with memory disorders, genetics researchers at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research in Manhasset, New York, are trying to understand more about how those disorders develop.More...