mild cognitive impairment

The initiative was launched to conduct a large-scale study of cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's disease to advance the discovery of biomarkers of the conditions.

The partners will collaborate on the development of a custom SNP panel to predict an individual's Alzheimer's disease or MCI risk.

More than 10 percent of individuals in an unselected population carried recurrent syndrome-associated CNVs or rare autosomal CNVs with potential ties to cognitive ability.

The company has previously published data showing the miRNA expression in plasma could identify patients with mild cognitive impairment with 96 percent accuracy.

Exosomes

An exosomal-miRNA signature of Alzheimer's disease may one day be used to screen patients with cognitive impairment prior to referral for more involved testing.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – C2N Diagnostics today announced the expansion of a partnership with Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis to commercialize a clinical blood test for the detection of Alzheimer's disease at its earliest stages, as well as mild cognitive impairment.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Genomind today announced a partnership with Emory University to commercialize a blood-based screening test for mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's disease.

Norwegian molecular diagnostic developer DiaGenic said this week that it has adopted Life Technologies' recently launched QuantStudio Dx platform to further enable development of its pipeline of multi-biomarker blood-based molecular assays for Alzheimer's disease.

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New results from the NASA Twins Study indicate that the immune system may rev up when in space, the Washington Post reports.

Kelvin Droegemeier, the new science advisor, spoke at the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting, Geekwire reports.

In PNAS this week: whole-genome assembly for the white shark, paper-based microfluidic method for detecting the malaria parasite, and more.

The World Health Organization has announced the members of its gene-editing committee, according to NPR.