Early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease using artificial intelligence

According to a study published in the journal of radiology, research shows that artificial intelligence (AI) technology predict the development of Alzheimer's disease early.Early diagnosis of Alzheimer's is important as treatments and interventions are more effective early in the course of the disease. However, early diagnosis has proven to be challenging. Research has linked the disease … Continue reading Early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease using artificial intelligence

Potential treatment for Alzheimer’s dementia using cell therapy

Researchers from Gladstone Institute uncovered the therapeutic benefits of genetically improving interneurons with a voltage-gated sodium channel Nav1.1 and transplanting them into the brain of a mouse model of Alzheimer's disease. This study is led by Jorge Palop, Ph.D., an assistant investigator at the Gladstone Institutes. The study findings are published in journal Neuron.Inhibitory interneurons … Continue reading Potential treatment for Alzheimer’s dementia using cell therapy

Cost of care for falls in elderly population

Researchers estimated medical costs attributable to both fatal and nonfatal falls in the elderly population and found that approximately 50 billion dollars were spent in 2015. These findings are published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.Researchers utilized population data from the National Vital Statistics System (NVSS) and cost estimates from the Web-based Injury Statistics Query … Continue reading Cost of care for falls in elderly population

New research shows relationship between activity levels and mortality in elderly

Doing just a few minutes at a time of any level of physical activity, is linked to a lower risk of death in older men according to a new study published online in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. Providing the recommended 150 minute weekly tally of moderate physical activity is reached, total volume, rather … Continue reading New research shows relationship between activity levels and mortality in elderly

Research shows rise in global life expectancy by 2030

The study, led by scientists from Imperial College London in collaboration with the World Health Organization, analyzed long-term data on mortality and longevity trends to predict how life expectancy will change in 35 industrialized countries by 2030. Nations in the study included both high-income countries, such as the USA, Canada, UK, Germany, Australia, and emerging … Continue reading Research shows rise in global life expectancy by 2030