Brain Scans To Spot Alzheimer's May Be Available This Year

Brain scans that detect early warning signs of Alzheimer's may be available in the United States as soon as this year.

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  • Researchers use brain scans to hunt for Alzheimer’s cause
    New imaging can spot those tangles in living brains ... We should know,” said chief science officer Maria Carrillo of the Alzheimer’s Association, which is pushing to add tau scans to other dementia research, too. More than 35 million people worldwide ...
    05/26/2015 - 9:43 am | View Link
  • Brain's dementia weak spot identified
    The brain has a weak spot for Alzheimer's disease and schizophrenia, according to UK scientists who have pinpointed the region using scans. The brain area involved develops late in adolescence and degenerates early during ageing. At the moment, it is ...
    11/24/2014 - 7:00 pm | View Link
  • Scans Spot Brain Changes in Patients With Concussion Syndrome
    In this study, published online Nov. 21 in the journal Radiology, researchers conducted MRI brain scans of 18 healthy people and 23 people who had symptoms of post-concussion syndrome two months ... disorders such as Alzheimer's disease, autism and ...
    11/21/2012 - 2:15 am | View Link
  • Study: Brain Scans Help Predict Alzheimer’s Disease Early
    Alzheimer’s disease has always been difficult ... but scientists may now have an easier way to spot the degenerative brain disease long before that, even before symptoms appear, using brain scans. People who go on to develop symptoms of memory loss ...
    12/22/2011 - 6:59 pm | View Link
  • Brain Scans Spot Alzheimer’s Changes Years Before Symptoms
    scans to measure the thickness of the brain’s outer layer in 159 people who were free of memory problems. Previous studies have linked Alzheimer’s disease with characteristic shrinkage in nine different regions of the brain’s gray matter, or cerebral ...
    12/21/2011 - 7:04 am | View Link
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  • Hi-Tech Scans Spot Brain Damage in High Blood Pressure ...
    By Alan Mozes. HealthDay Reporter. THURSDAY, Sept. 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Sophisticated scans can spot early signs of brain damage in patients who ...
    11/27/2015 - 12:10 am | View Website
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    11/26/2015 - 2:23 pm | View Website
  • Health News & Articles | Healthy Living – ABC News
    Get the latest health news from Dr. Richard Besser. Here you'll find stories about new medical research, the latest health care trends and health issues that affect ...
    11/24/2015 - 4:13 pm | View Website
  • Brain and Nervous System Center: Information on ...
    Alzheimer's Disease. Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common cause of dementia in industrialized nations. Dementia is a brain disorder that interferes with a ...
    11/24/2015 - 8:06 am | View Website
  • Hi-Tech Scans Spot Brain Damage in High Blood Pressure ...
    THURSDAY, Sept. 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Sophisticated scans can spot early signs of brain damage in patients who have high blood pressure, researchers say. This ...
    09/17/2015 - 6:41 pm | View Website
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