Late, but Not too Late – Screening for Olfactory Dysfunction as a Marker for Cognitive Impairment in Middle-Aged

April 23, 2018 - Essen, Germany – In a large population-based study of randomly selected participants in Germany, researchers found that participants aged 65–74 years with olfactory dysfunction showed impaired cognitive performance. Interestingly, this strong association was not present in younger (55–64 years) or older (75–86 years) participants. Additionally, the effect was more present in women than men. The study was led by Sarah Tebruegge and is published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. More...

April 23, 2018

IOS Press Launches Linked Data Portal

April 9, 2018 - Amsterdam/Santa Barbara – IOS Press is pleased to announce the beta launch of its Linked Data Portal: LD Connect. LD Connect contains linked metadata of all IOS Press books and journals. Making machine-readable metadata publicly available via this new platform opens up a wide range of opportunities. More...

April 9, 2018

Can a Smell Test Sniff Out Alzheimer’s Disease?

March 28, 2018 - Columbia, US – The sense of smell is one of the first things to change as Alzheimer’s disease takes root, even before other symptoms appear. That’s raised the idea that a scratch-and-sniff test that rates an individual’s ability to identify odors could potentially detect the disease early – allowing patients to begin treatment before symptoms become harder to treat. Columbia neurologist William Kreisl, MD, has been studying a smell identification test and explains what it can – and can’t – say about Alzheimer's. More...

March 28, 2018

Detecting Diminished Dopamine-Firing Cells Inside the Brain Could Reveal Earliest Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease

Sheffield scientists discover a loss of cells that use dopamine may cause part of the brain – responsible for forming new memories – to function less effectively

March 27, 2018 - Sheffield, UK – A new link between diminished input from dopamine-firing cells deep inside the brain and the ability to form new memories could be crucial in detecting the earliest signs of Alzheimer's disease. More...

March 27, 2018