Tag Archives: Disease Progression

Progression of Neurological Diseases Presaged By Hidden Alterations in Artistic Style? (BBC News / Neuropsychology)

Summary Psychological researchers performed detailed mathematical analysis (“fractal analysis”) of barely perceptible changes to the brushstrokes used by artists, some of whom later developed neurological diseases. Analysis of hidden patterns of change in the fractal dimension of paintings reveals that … Continue reading

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World Alzheimer’s Day (BBC News / ARUK / OHE / NHS Choices)

Summary To mark World Alzheimer’s Day, life-expectancy and dementia incidence statistics, commissioned from the Office of Health Economics, have been used to arrive at the projection that perhaps one in three people born in the UK this year could develop … Continue reading

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New Hopes for Disease-Modifying Pharmacological Dementia Treatment (BBC News / AAIC / ARUK)

Summary Trials of the drug Solanezumab were abandoned in apparent failure in 2012. More detailed examination of the data has since revealed evidence that this medication may have a role in slowing the pace of progression in Alzheimer’s Disease slightly, … Continue reading

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Defeat Dementia Report (Alzheimer’s Research UK / OHE / BBC News)

Summary Alzheimer’s Research UK (ARUK) released their “Defeat Dementia: the evidence and a vision for action” last week to coincide with the Global Dementia Legacy Event and the launch of their “Defeat Dementia” campaign. This report draws on analyses from … Continue reading

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Biomarker Assessments in Alzheimer’s Disease Clinical Trials (Quintiles / Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience)

Summary Accurate and sensitive tools are required for the early detection / diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease, particularly to assist research. Alzheimer’s Disease clinical trials make increasing use of biomarkers, particularly neuroimaging markers and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) biomarkers obtained via invasive … Continue reading

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