Tag Archives: Edith Cowan University: Western Australia

More on Possible Blood Tests for Pre-Symptomatic Alzheimer’s Disease (NHS Digital / Nature Medicine)

Summary People with a rare hereditary form of Alzheimer’s Disease (Dominantly Inherited Alzheimer’s Disease) have raised levels of a protein called neurofilament light chain (NfC) in their blood, arising from damage to previously healthy nerve cells. These elevated levels of … Continue reading

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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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Increased Life Expectancy For Grandparent Babysitters? (NHS Choices / Evolution and Human Behavior / JGCR)

Summary German / Australian research indicates that grandparents who undertake babysitting roles tend to have a 37% lower risk of mortality than adults of the same age without such caring / babysitter responsibilities. NHS Choices’ Behind the Headlines, as usual, … 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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