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alzheimer's disease

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Australian scientists developing early detection test for Alzheimer's

Scientists at Australia's CSIRO are developing an eye test that can detect the protein responsible for Alzheimer's up to 20 years earlier than currently possible.

By July 13, 2014

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Fluorescent compounds shed light on Alzheimer's disease

New class of imaging agents enables clinicians to watch the progression of Alzheimer's disease in real time in the brains of living patients.

By September 18, 2013

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Take-home test may detect early signs of Alzheimer's

Counting quarters and naming animals are part of a quick written test that could help determine if you may be prone to Alzheimer's disease.

By January 14, 2014

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Raising Alzheimer's awareness through Facebook confusion

A recent campaign to increase awareness of the most common form of dementia put people in photos of fake events, possibly giving them a momentary sense of what the disease might feel like.

By January 29, 2014

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Could Mars voyage cause Alzheimer's in astronauts?

Research into space radiation exposure suggests new risk to long-distance astronauts -- symptoms of dementia.

By January 3, 2013

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GPS shoes can help track people with Alzheimer's (video)

SmartPlanet's Sumi Das looks at new shoes from Aetrex that could help caregivers of people with Alzheimer's disease or dementia find them if they wander off.

By February 22, 2012

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PET method detects dementia, including Alzheimer's

A review of 10+ years of imaging studies finds that PET scans can safely and accurately detect various forms of dementia.

By January 9, 2012

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Brain scan may spot disease in athletes while they're still alive

Until now, a condition called chronic traumatic encephalopathy -- considered to have played a role in the deaths of former NFL players -- could be diagnosed only postmortem.

By January 23, 2013

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Computers diagnosing Alzheimer's disease

An ordinary computer can be trained to tell the difference between patients with the disease and those without.

By February 22, 2008

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Chemists create Alzheimer's-fighting extract in lab

The compound, called huperzine A, is naturally found in Chinese moss, but it's slow-growing and on the verge of extinction. Scientists say making it in the lab could result in an extreme cost reduction.

By August 25, 2011