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How Do You Communicate Alzheimer’s Risk in the Age of Prevention?

Researchers conducting clinical trials of drugs that might prevent AD are exploring how best to inform participants of their increased risk for the disease, and studying how they cope with this information. Alzforum reports in a two-part series.
11-Sep-2015 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

100 DIAN Family Members Gather for Their First International Meeting

A sense of shared purpose energized a day of exchange between families with autosomal-dominant AD and researchers engaged in the Dominantly Inherited Alzheimer Network.
6-Aug-2015 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

$100M IDEAS: CMS Blesses Study to Evaluate Amyloid Scans in Clinical Practice

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has given the nod to an 18,500-patient study to see whether amyloid scans prove their worth in the clinic. Researchers hope the study will eventually convince CMS and private insurance companies to cover...
17-Apr-2015 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Neuroinflammation Emerges as a Key Player in Neurodegenerative Disease at Keystone Meeting

At the Keystone symposium “Neuroinflammation in Diseases of the Central Nervous System,” researchers bridged the gap between inflammation and neurobiology to uncover how the two influence neurodegenerative disease. Read Alzforum’s seven-part...
19-Mar-2015 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

More Needed Than Ever, Brain Banks Are Modernizing But Face Funding Crunch

Brain banks enable crucial advances in neurodegenerative disease research, but dwindling public support around the world now threatens to cripple these institutions. Alzforum reports on the challenges and achievements of brain banks in a three-part...
19-Feb-2015 4:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Comprehensive Series Explores Tau PET in Alzheimer’s and Frontotemporal Dementia Research

Scientists are developing PET tracers to detect neurofibrillary tangles in the brain, one of the hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease. Alzforum reviews the state of the research.
18-Feb-2015 5:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

Neuroscientists Get Busy in the CRISPR Kitchen—What Will They Cook Up?

Molecular biologists are wielding a hot new gene editing tool called CRISPR to mutate, slice, and hopefully repair virtually any spot in the genome of any animal. Neuroscientists are finally taking advantage of the new technique, with an eye toward...
17-Sep-2014 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis Can Stop Inherited Disease in a Family

Many families with a history of Alzheimer’s or related diseases remain unaware they can use preimplantation genetic diagnosis to avoid passing on disease genes to their children. In a two-part series, Alzforum covers the pros and cons of PGD.
7-Jul-2014 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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