Alzheimer's disease

Using large-scale GWAS data, researchers saw shared genetic contributors for ALS and frontotemporal dementia, as well as ALS and progressive supranuclear palsy.

Amarantus has reacquired LymPro Test, MSPrecise, and NuroPro and said that it plans to assign the assets to a new subsidiary.

The collaborators aim to show that Cytox' VariaTect SNP profiling array and an associated algorithm can effectively predict the presence of Alzheimer's pathology.

Chromatin immunoprecipitation sequencing showed divergent H4K16ac histone acetylation patterns in brain samples from young, old, and AD-affected individuals.

Funded projects will will take advantage of molecular platforms that enable large-scale, robust, and reproducible analysis of transcriptional, epigenomic, proteomic, and metabolomic states.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: variants influencing Alzheimer's disease, classification framework for tropical plants, and more.

A Japanese research team has found a blood test that might be able to determine whether someone has early-stage Alzheimer's disease, Scientific American reports.

A study published in Nature this week is the latest to suggest that blood-based protein markers could be indicative of amyloid deposit levels in the brain.

Two studies appearing in JAMA Neurology respectively examined how variants linked to Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease contribute to the conditions.

The partners will integrate genomic, imaging, and other data to identify new therapies and personalize treatments for patients with neurological and neurodegenerative diseases.

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In an against-all-odds twist, a researcher studying exceeding rare FOXG1 mutations discovers her daughter has the syndrome.

An effort by Genomics Medicine Ireland is creating a database of diseases based on the genomics of people in Ireland. It now is looking into the possibility of including Scotland in its work.

In recent weeks, the direct-to-consumer genetics firm has rolled out a health hub where customers can share information concerning 18 common health conditions.

In PLOS this week, new genes associated with prostate cancer risk, genetic patterns in M. bovis, and more.