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New blood test for Alzheimer’s can accurately predict disease years before brain scan, researchers say

Researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis claim to have determined a method for diagnosing Alzheimer’s dementia via a blood test, possibly years before a brain scan would be able to detect the disease. Reporting on their findings in the medical journal Neurology, researchers say the test would analyze the levels of… Read More »

Scientists shrink stroke damage in mice by calming immune cells outside brain

brain after a stroke, could meaningfully treat the stroke even days after it takes place, said Katrin Andreasson, MD, professor of neurology and neurological sciences. Such an approach may be preferable because the immune cells in question uniquely express, on their surfaces, a molecule that acts as an inflammatory loudspeaker. Turning down its volume softens the… Read More »