Navigation Links
Major Imaging Initiative to Shed Light on Little Known Brain Disease
Date:1/25/2010

lower the cost of clinical trials and make it possible for more patients to enroll because MRI scanners are commonly available.”

The study will investigate whether a combination of images, such as structural MRI, PET and DTI, will provide a better explanation of how a patient is doing than any one of these image types alone. It also will include serial assessments of the chemistry in the blood and cerebrospinal fluid the surrounds the brain, to see how these relate to changes in the brain images.

The new study, known as the Frontotemporal Lobar Degeneration Neuroimaging Initiative, takes advantage of the infrastructure developed for another major NIH-funded study of which UCSF is a leader, known as the Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative, says Rosen.

The ADNI, begun in 2004, established procedures that make it possible to obtain comparable images at different centers, and has established procedures for ensuring high quality data. This year, the ADNI made a significant step forward in developing a test to help diagnose the beginning stages of Alzheimer’s disease sooner and more accurately by measuring levels of two biomarkers -- tau and beta-amyloid proteins -- in cerebrospinal fluid.

The FTLDNI is funded primarily by the National Institute of Aging, and is co-funded by the National Institute of Neurological Disease and Stroke.

Related links:

UCSF Memory and Aging Center – spotlight on FTD
http://memory.ucsf.edu/ftd/

UCSF Memory and Aging Center
http://memory.ucsf.edu/

Contact:
Corinna Kaarlela, News Director
Source: Jennifer O’Brien (415) 476-2557
Web: www.ucsf.edu <
'/>"/>

Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2010 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. The International Multiple Sclerosis Management Practice Announces Major Expansion Plans to NYC Headquarters
2. A Finnish-Swiss team cracks the atomic structure of a major cancer drug target
3. Sharing Miracles Features Major League Baseball Star Aaron Boone
4. American Lung Association Report Card: Federal Government Makes Major Strides; Most States Flunk for Neglecting to Prevent Tobacco-Caused Disease
5. Study identifies those elderly most at risk for major depression
6. Sharing Miracles Television Program to Feature Major League Baseball Star Aaron Boone
7. New Study Shows That American Public is Willing to Accept Major Reforms in Medicare Program
8. Former Senate Majority Leaders Baker, Daschle and Dole Commend Senate Passage of Health Care Bill
9. Mimotopes Awarded a Major Peptide Library Supply Agreement by La Jolla Institute for their Studies Screening Dengue and Tuberculosis Pathogens
10. Simone Announces Availability of Major Warehouse/Office Complex in the Bronx
11. New Commonwealth Fund survey of young adults finds wide majority support health reform
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/9/2014)... active in almost all types of cancer sends the ... help fuel a tumour,s uncontrolled growth, new research suggests. ... identified a molecular trigger responsible for ratcheting up activity ... that makes the building blocks cancer cells need to ... pathway, called SREBP, controls the flow of messages to ...
(Date:7/9/2014)... most common type of lung cancer, researchers have uncovered ... in forming tumors. The new knowledge may expand treatments ... changes already are available or are in clinical trials. ... from The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA), including researchers at ... Medical School and other institutions, studied tumors from 230 ...
(Date:7/9/2014)... a relatively optimistic picture of women,s chances of surviving ... the chest wall or skin, but not beyond. ... size and whether they have involved lymph nodes, are ... advanced" tumors, suggesting that they are a relatively serious ... breast cancers of this and other types account for ...
(Date:7/9/2014)... drug users in Russia might contribute to HIV ... conducted by researchers from Boston University Schools of ... Petersburg Pavlov State University, sought to discover the ... of a cohort of HIV-positive people with lifetime ... arrested by police were more likely to share ...
(Date:7/9/2014)... Although feelings are personal and subjective, the ... that objectively represents emotions across different senses, situations ... Cornell University neuroscientist Adam Anderson. , "We discovered ... orbitofrontal cortex, an area of the brain associated ... which captures an individual,s subjective feeling," says Anderson, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Signal may send cancer's cellular factories into overdrive 2Health News:Lung cancer study hints at new treatments 2Health News:Fox Chase researchers recommend updating the staging criteria for breast cancer diagnoses 2Health News:Fox Chase researchers recommend updating the staging criteria for breast cancer diagnoses 3Health News:BU researchers relate arrests with HIV risk environment 2Health News:Study cracks how the brain processes emotions 2
... that post-menopausal women who gain weight in adulthood are at ... irrespective of whether they are on hormone replacement therapy (HRT). ... have explored the relationship between breast cancer types and weight ... publication of the American Cancer Society. ,The effect ...
... officials in Tripura have announced that, they are taking preventive ... malaria from the past three months//. ,A ... also scheduled to visit Tripura to assess the situation and ... resistance. He also stated that almost 200 teams, consisting ...
... many youth under a spell. Recent figures have revealed the ... an increase of 400%, ever since the labour has come ... specialized services to remedy this menace, among children. Neil McKeganey, ... said: "These figures are shocking and they underline the reason ...
... is witness to an International Aids Candlelight Memorial which is ... very much a domestic problem and disassociating from it is ... estimated that nearly 2700 New Zealanders are suffering HIV. The ... people who had died of AIDS. But this time, it ...
... to end the medicos stir, the government has issued ... senior faculty members// who are supporting them. ... vacate hostels if they fail to return to work," ... step was taken after government issued advertisements for recruiting ...
... havoc with health, a new study has found that more ... suffers// from metabolic syndrome, a condition which predisposes people to ... per cent of the people in the age group of ... signified by combination of factors like high blood pressure, high ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Obese Women At Increased Risk Of Developing Breast Cancer 2Health News:Striking Students Asked to Vacate Hostels 2
(Date:1/15/2014)... AARP Foundation today announced it has established a ... severe cold weather that has gripped much of the nation. ... need; so to support these emergency relief efforts AARP and ... could mean up to $500,000 in aid. The matching program ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... N.J. , Jan. 15, 2014  Celsion Corporation (the "Company") ... has received commitments from institutional investors to purchase an ... stock in an at-the-market registered direct offering, led by ... entered into definitive purchase agreements with these investors pursuant ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... Shire plc (LSE: SHP, NASDAQ: SHPG ) announces that ... to the announced tender offer for all of the outstanding shares ... of the waiver, the transaction is no longer conditional on OFT ... 24, 2014 following the currently scheduled expiration time, subject to the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:AARP Foundation Establishes Winter Relief Fund for Older Adults Suffering from the Severe Cold Weather 2AARP Foundation Establishes Winter Relief Fund for Older Adults Suffering from the Severe Cold Weather 3Celsion Corporation Announces $15 Million At-The-Market Registered Direct Offering 2Celsion Corporation Announces $15 Million At-The-Market Registered Direct Offering 3Shire Waives OFT Condition Relating to the Acquisition of ViroPharma Inc. 2Shire Waives OFT Condition Relating to the Acquisition of ViroPharma Inc. 3
... Sequenom, Inc. (Nasdaq: SQNM ) today announced ... company at the following conferences in November. ... ) Lazard Capital Markets 7th Annual ... York, NY Presentation date: Tuesday November 16, 2010 ...
... Pharmaceuticals today announced it has discovered that EVP-6124, its ... not previously seen in the scientific community: it acts ... By acting as a co-agonist and sensitizing ... amounts of naturally occurring ACh, typically found in individuals ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Sequenom to Present at Two Financial Conferences in November 2EnVivo Pharmaceuticals Research Shows EVP-6124 Acts as Acetylcholine Co-Agonist 2EnVivo Pharmaceuticals Research Shows EVP-6124 Acts as Acetylcholine Co-Agonist 3
... the heart of the Espion2 Electrophysiology system. ... aluminum chassis, real-time DSP, USB control, an ... differential amplifiers. The E2 connects to any ... over standard wi-fi Ethernet. The E2 includes ...
... breakthrough in visual field testing that's so ... FDT, the first visual field instrument that's ... to be used even in pre-test. Affordably ... clinical trials behind it to validate performance. ...
... Automatic Perimeter, a compact version of ... reputation, provides an accurate visual field ... and has function required for visual,field ... visual field very quickly. It ...
... AAA Endoprosthesis is an innovative device designed ... for patients with abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA). ... bifurcated graft with an outer self-expanding Nitinol ... and material durability. The function of the ...
Medicine Products: