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Blood Test for Pre-Symptomatic Alzheimer’s Disease Likely to Arrive Soon? (BBC News / Nature)

Summary A blood test developed by researchers in Australia and Japan appears to be able to predict the risk of developing Alzheimer’s Disease, with 90% accuracy. Detection of amyloid beta in the blood may be taken as a biomarker for … Continue reading

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Risk of Cognitive Impairment in Diabetes Patients Associated with Metformin (Diabetes Care)

Summary Metformin use is associated with impaired cognitive performance. Vitamin B12 and calcium supplements may alleviate metformin-induced vitamin B12 deficiency, and might improve cognitive outcomes. Full Text Link (Note: This article requires a suitable Athens password, a journal subscription or … Continue reading

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