Marathon Rotary Club

Wednesday, 12:15pm Meeting at the Marathon Yacht Club

Specialists caution.

Alzheimer’s Marker COULD BE In Spinal Fluid Scientists appear to have found a fingerprint of Alzheimer’s disease lurking in sufferers’ spinal fluid, that today can be diagnosed definitively only at autopsy a step toward a long-awaited test for the memory-robbing disease. Far more study is needed before doctors could try spinal-tap assessments in people worried they have Alzheimer’s, specialists caution . But the scientists are already preparing for larger research to find if this potential biomarker of Alzheimer’s, reported Tuesday in the journal Annals of Neurology, holds up. We’re looking to a time in which the types of uncertainties that lots of patients and their families encounter about the medical diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease will no longer be a issue, predicts Dr.

In addition, she added, it means that after clearing beta-amyloid plaques from the brain, the next step is to correct these neurons. This approach will be critical for treating and reversing the consequences of the Alzheimer’s disease. Currently, Head and her colleagues are developing approaches to fix these damaged neurons and desire to test them clinically.. Alzheimer’s vaccine clears amyloid plaques but has little influence on learning and memory impairment A promising vaccine being tested for Alzheimer’s disease does what it really is made to do – – obvious beta-amyloid plaques from the brain – – but it will not appear to help restore dropped learning and storage abilities, according to a University of California, Irvine study.