Archive for 2017

What are Biomarkers?

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Millions of dollars are being spent on research efforts to find a treatment for Alzheimer’s disease.  These efforts are hampered by the inability to definitively identify who has early stage Alzheimer’s disease, or who might be in the pre-clinical phase of the disease.

As discussed in a previous blog, researchers who Read More…

What is a Clinical Trial, Anyway?

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The press reports the results of clinical trials, but the reports rarely explain what is involved in conducting a clinical trial.  Clinical trials test drugs on human subjects to determine if they are safe for humans to take, and whether they are effective in slowing, preventing or reversing the course of a disease.  Read More…

Can Air Pollution Cause Alzheimer’s?

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2042739856_9994dd9138_m            A new study has reported a correlation between living in polluted air and the likelihood of developing Alzheimer’s. The study data showed that older women who lived in areas where the air quality exceeded EPA limits Read More…

Alzheimer’s: Every Minute Counts

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Screen Shot 2017-01-22 at 9.37.54 PMOn Wednesday night at 10:00 pm,  Public Broadcast Stations (WGBH, Channel 2 in Boston) will air Alzheimer’s: Every Minute Counts. It will focus on the projected explosive growth in the number of Americans with Alzheimer’s by 2050, and Read More…

Prevagen Again Under Fire

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Last week the New York Attorney General and the Federal Trade Commission jointly filed a lawsuit against Quincy Biosciences, the maker of Prevagen, charging that its claims that Prevagen improves memory Read More…

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