Navigation Links
UCLA researchers image earliest signs of Alzheimer's, before symptoms appear
Date:1/28/2010

Estimates are that some 10 percent of people over the age of 65 will develop Alzheimer's disease, the scourge that robs people of their memories and, ultimately, their lives.

While researchers race to find both the cause and the cure, others are moving just as fast to find the earliest signs that will predict an eventual onset of the disease, well before any outward symptoms. The reason is simple: The earlier the diagnosis, the earlier treatments can be applied.

Now, through the use of sophisticated brain-imaging techniques, researchers at UCLA have been able to predict a brain's progression to Alzheimer's by measuring subtle changes in brain structure over time, changes that occur long before symptoms can be seen. The research appears in two separate papers currently available online and scheduled for future print publication.

In the first study, which appears in the online edition of the journal Human Brain Mapping, UCLA assistant clinical professor of neurology Liana Apostolova and colleagues tracked 169 people over three years who had been diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment (MCI), a condition that causes memory problems greater than those expected for an individual's age but not the personality or cognitive changes that define Alzheimer's. They found that after three years, those who went on to be diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease showed a 10 to 30 percent greater atrophy in two specific locations within the brain's hippocampus, a part of the brain known to be critical for long-term memory.

In the second study, which appears in the online edition of the journal Neurobiology of Aging, the researchers looked at 10 cognitively normal elderly people and compared their brain scans with those of seven other elderly people who were later diagnosed with MCI and then Alzheimer's. Again, they found that the group that went on to be diagnosed with Alzheimer's showed the same pattern of atrophy in the same
'/>"/>

Contact: Mark Wheeler
mwheeler@mednet.ucla.edu
310-794-2265
University of California - Los Angeles
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Stanford researchers find culprit in aging muscles that heal poorly
2. UCLA researchers identify markers that may predict diabetes in still-healthy people
3. Mayo Clinic researchers discover new diagnostic test for detecting infection in prosthetic joints
4. Bipolar disorder relapses halved by Melbourne researchers
5. Cell that triggers symptoms in allergy attacks can also limit damage, Stanford researchers find
6. High and mighty: first common height gene identified by researchers behind obesity gene finding
7. Researchers estimate about 9 percent of US children age 8 to 15 meet criteria for having ADHD
8. Majority of 2.4 Million U.S. Children With ADHD Not Diagnosed or Consistently Treated, According to New Gold Standard Study by Cincinnati Childrens Researchers
9. Researchers develop long-lasting growth hormone
10. Jefferson immunology researchers halt lethal rabies infection in brain
11. Purdue researchers develop technology to detect cancer by scanning surface veins
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/23/2014)... DC (PRWEB) July 23, 2014 ... for ATA 2015, ATA’s twentieth annual meeting and ... The meeting, expected to attract over 5,000 attendees ... will take place May 3-5, 2015, in Los ... most renowned healthcare technology professionals from researchers, clinicians, ...
(Date:7/23/2014)... ( FXS ) is a genetic disorder that causes ... autistic spectrum, as well as cognitive deficits. It is ... the most common cause of autism. , Now biomedical ... a study that sheds light on the ... (July 23) in the Journal of Neuroscience , ...
(Date:7/23/2014)... Olympic gold medal-winning speed skater Chad ... Friday, July 18. Hedrick visited Roanoke as the special ... an Olympic-style event celebrating its 25th Anniversary in 2014. ... premier sponsor of the Commonwealth Games, which like Foot ... and all activity levels. , Hedrick, a native of ...
(Date:7/23/2014)... HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 23, 2014 (HealthDay ... may be determined by hundreds, and possibly thousands, of gene ... over 100 regions of DNA that are connected to the ... researchers hope these findings will shed light on the biology ... to breast cancer. "These findings will provide additional insights ...
(Date:7/23/2014)... TX (PRWEB) July 23, 2014 Texas ... seven physical therapists from their Westlake, Westgate, Liberty Hill, ... earned the professional designation of Orthopaedic Certified Specialist ... this June. Adriana Juarez, PT, DPT, OCS, Tony Lauretta, ... Milligan, PT, DPT, OCS, Joseph Leech, PT, DPT, OCS, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:ATA Seeks Speakers to Present at the World’s Largest Telemedicine, mHealth and Telehealth Conference 2Health News:Study links enzyme to autistic behaviors 2Health News:Study links enzyme to autistic behaviors 3Health News:US Olympian Chad Hedrick Visits Foot Levelers 2Health News:Gene Study Gives New Insight Into Puberty in Girls 2Health News:Gene Study Gives New Insight Into Puberty in Girls 3Health News:Texas Physical Therapy Specialists Congratulates New Board Certified Specialists 2Health News:Texas Physical Therapy Specialists Congratulates New Board Certified Specialists 3
... BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - New clinical data showed some cancer ... called AME-133v, said a researcher at the University of ... April 15th during the 2008 annual meeting of the ... Phase 1 clinical trial data showed AME-133v had a ...
... YORK, April 16 Jenni Schaefer, a young,woman ... with anorexia and,bulimia to become a well-known motivational ... girls everywhere, has been,appointed to the Ambassador Council ... a NEDA Ambassador, Schaefer will continue her travels ...
... April 16 Natural,Nutrition, Inc. (OTC Bulletin ... InterACTIVE Nutrition, Inc. (INII), http://www.interactivenutrition.com, achieved ... in EBITDA in the three month period ... exceeded the EBITDA requirements,for the company,s senior ...
... New NCPA,Study, DALLAS, April 16 The U.S. ... workers when they work,extra hours to get ahead, according ... Policy Analysis., "The impact on low-income workers and ... Kotlikoff, Boston University,professor and author of the study. "They ...
... are doomed to fail , , WEDNESDAY, April 16 (HealthDay ... household dust? Forget about it, a new study suggests. ... found that none was effective enough in reducing exposure ... The methods looked at included using chemicals to kill ...
... SAN DIEGO As potential cancer therapies proliferate, researchers ... to more accurately predict which patients will receive the ... Research 2008 Annual Meeting, April 12-16, 2008, researchers present ... cancer, how doctors can more effectively measure response to ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Jenni Schaefer, Motivational Speaker, Author Named National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) Ambassador 2Health News:Natural Nutrition Subsidiary InterACTIVE Nutrition Reports First Quarter Revenue of $4,189,048 (CDN) and EBITDA of $504,500 (CDN) 2Health News:Tax Rates Mean Extra Work Doesn't Pay 2Health News:Dust Mites Trump Asthma Prevention Guidelines 2Health News:Measuring medicine: How new technologies could help doctors predict patient outcomes 2Health News:Measuring medicine: How new technologies could help doctors predict patient outcomes 3Health News:Measuring medicine: How new technologies could help doctors predict patient outcomes 4Health News:Measuring medicine: How new technologies could help doctors predict patient outcomes 5Health News:Measuring medicine: How new technologies could help doctors predict patient outcomes 6
(Date:7/23/2014)... PALO ALTO, Calif., July 23, 2014  Varian Medical ... net earnings of $1.02 per diluted share in the ... negatively impacted by about $0.06 per diluted share due ... a portion of Varian,s existing equity investment in Augmenix, ... Varian,s company-wide revenues totaled $748 million for the third ...
(Date:7/23/2014)... N.Y. , July 23, 2014 The ... VSCP ), a leading provider of clinical trial imaging ... 48, has been named president and chief executive officer, ... Directors in August 2013 and has held the positions ... 25, 2013. Dr. Charles E. Phelps ...
(Date:7/23/2014)... and MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. , July ... leader in translational preclinical research, today unveiled their new ... signaling the transformation of Surpass, corporate culture to one ... our customers. This press release comes on the heels ... were added to the Silicon Valley Team:  David Craig, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Varian Medical Systems Reports Results for Third Quarter of Fiscal Year 2014 2Varian Medical Systems Reports Results for Third Quarter of Fiscal Year 2014 3Varian Medical Systems Reports Results for Third Quarter of Fiscal Year 2014 4Varian Medical Systems Reports Results for Third Quarter of Fiscal Year 2014 5Varian Medical Systems Reports Results for Third Quarter of Fiscal Year 2014 6Varian Medical Systems Reports Results for Third Quarter of Fiscal Year 2014 7Varian Medical Systems Reports Results for Third Quarter of Fiscal Year 2014 8Varian Medical Systems Reports Results for Third Quarter of Fiscal Year 2014 9Varian Medical Systems Reports Results for Third Quarter of Fiscal Year 2014 10Eric T. Converse Named President And Chief Executive Officer Of VirtualScopics, Inc. 2Eric T. Converse Named President And Chief Executive Officer Of VirtualScopics, Inc. 3Eric T. Converse Named President And Chief Executive Officer Of VirtualScopics, Inc. 4SURPASS Launches New Company Logo and Corporate Website, Symbolizing Transformation of Company Culture to Meet the Changing Needs of Clients in the Life Science Community Today. 2SURPASS Launches New Company Logo and Corporate Website, Symbolizing Transformation of Company Culture to Meet the Changing Needs of Clients in the Life Science Community Today. 3
... 7, 2011 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration ... treat patients with late-stage (metastatic) head and neck cancer. ... Combined with chemotherapy, Erbitux extended the lives of ... chemotherapy alone. Erbitux already is FDA-approved for certain types ...
... Psychemedics Corporation, hair testing for drugs of ... announced today that its laboratory has received international ... of laboratory testing including drugs of abuse ... The International Organization for Standardization/International Electrotechnical Commission ...
Cached Medicine Technology:FDA Approves Erbitux to Treat Late-stage Head and Neck Cancer 2FDA Approves Erbitux to Treat Late-stage Head and Neck Cancer 3Psychemedics Awarded ISO/IEC 17025 International Accreditation 2Psychemedics Awarded ISO/IEC 17025 International Accreditation 3
... Enhanced features including aspiration holes and ... laparoscopic procedures requiring precise dissection with ... increased suction demands. ,Flexible design ... and nonretractable electrodes and multiple tip ...
... including aspiration holes and additional electrode ... requiring precise dissection with decreased risk ... demands. ,Flexible design options allow ... electrodes and multiple tip designs. Optimize ...
SOLOS Endoscopy shares your commitment to provide every patient with the highest quality care available through our ongoing research and development of advanced surgical instruments and diagnostic so...
SOLOS Endoscopy shares your commitment to provide every patient with the highest quality care available through our ongoing research and development of advanced surgical instruments and diagnostic so...
Medicine Products: