Tag Archives: Alzheimer’s

Race Triggers Different Biological Markers for Alzheimer’s Among Black and White Folks

In comparison with their white counterparts, African Americans are disproportionately affected by Alzheimer’s disease. Now, new findings published in JAMA Neurology, show that the molecular biomarkers that signal this form of dementia may differ between the two races, reports MedPage Today. For the study, researchers used data about biological markers from 1,255 participants enrolled in… Read More »

Air Pollution and Alzheimer’s Disease

In certain places, it may be dangerous to simply breathe the air. Air pollution levels can be high enough to impact your respiratory system, your cardiovascular system, and, as we will discuss today, even your brain. In cities where air pollution is a bad problem, it has been linked to cognitive decline. And potentially even… Read More »

Tackling Alzheimer’s Biomarkers Using Machine Learning: Interview with IQuity CEO, Dr. Chase Spurlock

Losing one’s memories, and therefore one’s identity, must be a terrifying experience. With a global estimate of almost 50 million people living with dementia, predicted to rise to more than 130 million by 2050, the burden of Alzheimer’s and dementia are indisputable. While there are still no approved drugs for the treatment of Alzheimer’s, there… Read More »

Shameless Alzheimer’s sales pitch masquerades as solid science

In the annals of unsavory attempts to exploit vulnerable people with false hope, a new campaign to promote an unproven supplement said to slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease ranks near the lowest of the low. A PR company working with the supplement maker is attempting to attract the attention of journalists with claims based… Read More »