How a Peanut Butter Test May Detect Alzheimer’s

Creamy or crunchy – and oh, so spreadable – peanut butter is not your first thought as a possible game-changer in Alzheimer’s disease research. But it has potential, according to researchers at the University of Florida. They conducted a peanut butter smell test hoping to find an inexpensive, noninvasive way to detect early-stage Alzheimer’s and track … Read More

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Using Brain Images to Predict Huntington’s Disease

It’s estimated that more than 15,000 Americans have Huntington’s disease (HD) according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and that more than 200,000 Americans are at-risk of inheriting it. For the first time, new research uses imaging to help predict changes in the brain related to HD. The study’s findings could ultimately help delay the … Read More

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Can Photos of Your Brain Detect Alzheimer’s?

A new study finds that pictures of the brain  may point out some changes that may be clues to development of Alzheimer’s disease before symptoms emerge. This may help doctors develop better treatments and prevent the disease from progressing. Before symptoms begin Neurological specialists have known for a long time that people with Alzheimer’s disease … Read More