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Smell Test for Early Detection of Parkinson’s Disease (BBC News)

Summary Parkinson’s Disease has a distinctive odour for certain gifted individuals, which has been analysed chemically and may now be replicated for automated detection by machine. This may, in future, permit earlier diagnosis and open the possibilities for timely treatments … Continue reading

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Genetic / Biological Foundations of Mental Processing Speed Discovered? (BBC News / Molecular Psychiatry)

Summary A large international epidemiological study of data from 30,000 people may have identified underlying genetic variants linked to individual differences in the ability to process information. Genetic differences might explain why some people are quicker thinkers in middle age … Continue reading

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Bilingualism Delays Dementia Onset? (BBC News / NHS Choices / Neurology)

Summary A study of 650 dementia patients in India indicates that people who speak two or more languages tend to have a delayed onset of Alzheimer’s Disease, vascular dementia and frontotemporal dementia. People who speak more than one language typically … Continue reading

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