Tag Archives: Diagnostic Testing

Earlier Diagnosis of Glaucoma – and Possibly Many Neurodegenerative Diseases – By Retinal Examination? (BBC News / NHS Choices / Brain)

Summary A fluorescent dye injected into the bloodstream may, in future, provide a convenient method of detecting glaucoma earlier – perhaps a decade before more overt symptoms and damage have had the opportunity to develop – by identifying changes in … Continue reading

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Skin Cells: A New Non-Invasive Biomarker? (BBC News / American Academy of Neurology)

Summary Skin may be a good candidate biomarker for detecting hidden brain disorders earlier. Abnormal proteins which accumulate in the brain in neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s Disease and Parkinson’s Disease can be found in the skin too. Research is … Continue reading

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Promoting Awareness of Current Trials and Encouraging Public Engagement in Dementia Research (NIHR / Join Dementia Research)

Summary The “Join Dementia Research” website has been designed to assist people to learn more about dementia research which is ongoing, whether in their local areas or across the UK. This service offers the public opportunities to get involved in … Continue reading

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Dementia Diagnosis and Prediction Using Eye Examinations? (BBC News)

Summary A £1.1m three year study involving researchers from Dundee University and Edinburgh will investigate whether eye tests can aid non-invasive diagnosis by providing an “early warning” of Alzheimer’s Disease and other conditions. It is thought that changes in the eye … Continue reading

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Future Dementia Diagnosis or Prediction Via Eye Examinations? (BBC News / US Society for Neuroscience Conference)

Summary The retina is a direct extension of the brain. Early research has discovered that mice genetically engineered to have a version of Alzheimer’s Disease show a corresponding loss thickness in a layer of specific cells in the retina, and … Continue reading

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Recent Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses on Diagnosis, Screening, Assessment and Symptoms

Some of the following articles are available freely, while the full-text of the other articles may need a suitable Athens password, a journal subscription or payment for access. The Bibliographic Citations Defina, P.A. Moser, R.S. Glenn, M. [et al]. (2013). … Continue reading

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