Bladder Cancer Funding Analyzer Launched on Bladder Cancer Website

February 16, 2017 - Amsterdam, NL – Bladder Cancer (BLC) is proud to announce the launch of the Bladder Cancer Funding Analyzer (BCFA) on the BLC website. It is a free service that is part of a new suite of online features that have been designed to serve the needs of the bladder cancer research community. More...

February 16, 2017

Validation of suspected somatic single nucleotide variations in the brain of Alzheimer’s disease patients

February 16, 2017 - Madrid, Spain - It has been proposed that somatic gene variations (SNV) present in few brain cells could facilitate the development of neurodegenerative disorders like Alzheimer’s disease. Testing that hypothesis requires DNA sequencing directly in brain cells or tissue rather than in blood cells. However, the identification of SNV by standard and reliable sequencing procedures does not work well when the number of cells bearing the specific SNV (or mutation) is very low within the tissue. In this way, another techniques, such as high-throughput methods, could be used. However, those methods can introduce errors in reading sequence alignments that can interfere with the identification of true somatic variations. More...

February 16, 2017

Is it Depression or Dementia? Brain SPECT Imaging Helps Distinguish Them

Neuroimaging of decreased blood flow in specific regions of the brain can differentiate between depression and cognitive disorders, according to a new report in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease

February 15, 2017 - Amsterdam, NL – Does a patient have depression or a cognitive disorder (CD) such as Alzheimer’s disease or both? Since both disorders have overlapping symptoms, how can a clinician tell them apart to make an appropriate diagnosis? In a new article published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, researchers have found that single photon emission computed tomography, or SPECT, can help to distinguish between these diagnostic categories. More...

February 15, 2017

Altmetric Data Analysis Reveals How Parkinson’s Disease Research Affects the World

February 13, 2017 - London, UK and Boston, USA - ÜberResearch and Altmetric, leading data and analytics companies serving scientific funders and research organizations, have published an analysis of Parkinson’s disease research papers with the highest Altmetric Attention Scores in the Journal of Parkinson’s Disease. More...

February 13, 2017