Tag Archives: diagnosis

Genes linking Alzheimer’s to Down syndrome found, to help early diagnosis

Genes linking Alzheimer’s and Down syndrome have been discovered, a new research has claimed. Scientists from The Francis Crick Institute took a step closer to understand which genes are responsible for early-onset Alzheimer’s disease in people with Down syndrome. The findings could pave the way for future medicines to prevent the disease in these individuals, and provide insights into the ... Read More »

Memory Loss Not Only Indication In Alzheimer’s Diagnosis

Researchers should not rely on the clinical symptoms of memory loss alone to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease because there could be other indicants of the neurodegenerative disease that do not initially affect memory, says a new study. There are more than just one symptom of Alzheimer’s disease. These could be language problems, disruptive individual behaviour and personality disorder — even judgement ... Read More »

On-the-go diagnosis of HIV and HCV co-infections

A group of researchers at McGill University in Montreal has recently developed a portable, paper-based electrochemical platform with multiplexing and telemedicine capabilities that may enable low-cost, point-of-care diagnosis of HIV and HCV co-infections within serum samples. Credit: C. Zhao/McGill University HIV and hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections are among the leading causes of death worldwide, and an estimated one-third of ... Read More »

Hedge fund ‘quants’ win heart diagnosis challenge

Two hedge fund “quants” have come up with an algorithm that diagnoses heart disease from MRI images, beating nearly 1,000 other teams in one of the most ambitious competitions in artificial intelligence. Tencia Lee, who recently left Los Angeles-based Crabel Capital Management to join a robotics start-up, said she and partner Qi Liu, a former employee of hedge fund Two ... Read More »