Study identifies potential biomarker for Alzheimer's disease

Study identifies potential biomarker for Alzheimer’s disease In one of the largest studies to date to use metabolomics, the study of compounds that are created through various chemical reactions in the body, researchers have been able to identify new circulating compounds associated with the risk of developing dementia and Alzheimer’s disease (AD). The findings point…

Elevated brain amyloid level associated with increased likelihood of cognitive decline

Elevated brain amyloid level associated with increased likelihood of cognitive decline Among a group of cognitively normal individuals, those who had elevated levels in the brain of the protein amyloid were more likely to experience cognitive decline in the following years, according to a study. Elevated brain amyloid level associated with increased likelihood of cognitive…

Alzheimer's disease patients with psychosis more likely to be misdiagnosed, study suggests

Alzheimer’s disease patients with psychosis more likely to be misdiagnosed, study suggests People with Alzheimer’s disease who experience psychosis — including delusions and hallucinations — are five times more likely to be misdiagnosed with dementia with Lewy bodies compared to patients who do not, new research suggests. Alzheimer’s disease patients with psychosis more likely to…

Predicting treatment effectiveness for adults with autism

Predicting treatment effectiveness for adults with autism Using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), researchers have identified certain brain regions that significantly correlate with an increase in social abilities following a virtual environment based training program. Adults on the autism spectrum who showed greater activity in the social brain network prior to the training improved more…

Omega-3 fatty acids fight inflammation via cannabinoids

Omega-3 fatty acids fight inflammation via cannabinoids Chemical compounds called cannabinoids are found in marijuana and also are produced naturally in the body from omega-3 fatty acids. A well-known cannabinoid in marijuana, tetrahydrocannabinol, is responsible for some of its euphoric effects, but it also has anti-inflammatory benefits. A new study in animal tissue reveals the…