Tag Archives: Genetic Tests

Practical Tests to Determine Individual Biological Age? (BBC News / Genome Biology)

Summary Researchers at King’s College London (and internationally) have developed techniques promising to accurately measure a person’s “biological age”. People of the same chronological age vary in their rates of “biological ageing” – sometimes by margins of up to 15 … Continue reading

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Blood Test for Early Detection of Alzheimer’s Disease? (BBC News / Genome Biology)

Summary The degenerative processes causing Alzheimer’s Disease are believed to start often years before clinical symptoms become apparent. Researchers have been investigating ways of detecting the disease earlier. Such tests should help in learning more about how the disease progresses. Tests … Continue reading

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Alzheimer’s Research UK’s Virtual Lab Tour (Alzheimer’s Research UK / Department of Health: Dementia Challenge)

Summary Alzheimer’s Research UK has launched a virtual laboratory tour, entitled “The Lab”, which explains the purpose, funding and ongoing achievements of dementia research. Read more: Alzheimer’s Research UK launches virtual lab tour. Reference Alzheimer’s Research UK launches virtual lab tour. London: Department of Health, June 23rd … Continue reading

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EFNS-ENS Guidelines on Diagnosis and Management of Disorders Associated with Dementia (European Federation of Neurological Societies)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 3 Issue 3, October 2012]. Summary The revised EFNS guidelines for Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) were published in 2010. The new EFNS dementia guidelines … Continue reading

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