Tag Archives: ApoE and Genetics of Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures 2014 (Alzheimer’s Association / Lancet)

Summary A recent report from the US Alzheimer’s Association provides a statistical summary of United States data concerning Alzheimer’s Disease. While this report is geared primarily to the United States it is of wider interest internationally for a review of … Continue reading

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Quick Insight: United States Perspective on Dementia Research Funding and Progress (Cure Alzheimer’s Fund)

Summary This video gives an overview of the organisations and funding arrangements behind recent collaborative research work on Alzheimer’s Disease, and other form of dementia, in the USA. “Cure Alzheimer’s Fund and the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) are … Continue reading

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Blood Test Could Assist Early Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease (BBC News)

Summary Researchers at the University of Nottingham are developing a quick and easy blood test to detect proteins linked strongly with Alzheimer’s Disease, such as amyloid and APOE, in combination with other markers linked to inflammation. The test has not been fully validated yet, and could be … Continue reading

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Hormone Replacement Therapy to Slow Dementia Onset? (NHS Choices / PLoS One)

Summary This NHS Choices critical appraisal examines press coverage of recent research which investigated the relationship between the genetic variant APOE-e4 (which increases the risk of developing Alzheimer’s Disease), hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and telomere length (an indicator of cell … Continue reading

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Risk Factors and Aetiology (NHS Evidence, Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Annual Evidence Update 2008)

Abstract The 2008 Annual Evidence Update (AEU) , produced by NHS Evidence,  gives an overview of the most important evidence published during the period Spring 2007 – Summer 2008. This section of the AEU is aimed at clinicians in primary care … Continue reading

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