Aurin Biotech’s Simple Saliva Test Predicts Future Onset Of Alzheimer’s Disease

November 28, 2016 - Aurin Biotech (aurinbiotech.com), announced that it has developed a simple saliva test that can diagnose Alzheimer’s disease, as well as predict its future onset, allowing individuals to take preventive measures before the disease takes hold. More...

November 28, 2016

New Study Shows Marijuana Users have Low Blood Flow to the Brain

Hippocampus, the brain’s key memory and learning center, has the lowest blood flow in marijuana users suggesting higher vulnerability to Alzheimer’s

November 28, 2016 - As the U.S. races to legalize marijuana for medicinal and recreational use, a new, large scale brain imaging study gives reason for caution. Published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, researchers using single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT), a sophisticated imaging study that evaluates blood flow and activity patterns, demonstrated abnormally low blood flow in virtually every area of the brain studies in nearly 1,000 marijuana compared to healthy controls, including areas known to be affected by Alzheimer’s pathology such as the hippocampus. More...

November 28, 2016

UTMB study offers new insight into how Alzheimer’s disease begins

November 24, 2016 - A new study from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston offers important insight into how Alzheimer’s disease begins within the brain. The researchers found a relationship between inflammation, a toxic protein and the onset of the disease. The study also identified a way that doctors can detect early signs of Alzheimer’s by looking at the back of patients’ eyes. More...

November 24, 2016

Journal of X-Ray Science and Technology Adds Embedded 3D Image Videos to Enhance Visualization of Medical Procedures

November 21, 2016 - The current issue of the Journal of X-Ray Science and Technology now features 3D imaging embedded within its articles for the first time. Use of this digital and multimedia technique enhances the value of five papers, which focus on kidney injuries, tumor diagnoses, and dental medicine. Videos of these rotating 3D images can be accessed directly, allowing readers to examine them in detail and gain deeper understanding of the diagnoses, prognoses, and treatments described. More...

November 21, 2016