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New Alzheimer’s Marker Strongly Predicts Mental Decline

A new marker of Alzheimer’s disease can predict how rapidly a patient’s memory and other mental abilities will decline after the disorder is diagnosed, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found.

Following a Trail of Blood: A New Diagnostic Tool Comes of Age

Blood tests have been a mainstay of diagnostic medicine since the late 19th century, offering a wealth of information concerning health and disease. Nevertheless, blood derived from the human umbilical cord has yet to be fully mined for its vital health information, according to Rolf Halden, a researcher at Arizona State University’s Biodesign Institute.

NYAS Symposium Review: Biomarkers and Brain Imaging of Presymptomatic Alzheimer’s Disease

The New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS) symposium, Biomarkers and Brain Imaging of Presymptomatic Alzheimer’s Disease, was held last week Tuesday. About 150 people were in attendance consisting of a mix of academic and industrial researchers. [On a side note, the NYAS symposium office is located on the 40th floor of 7 World Trade Center and the views of New York city are spectacular.]

NYAS Symposium: Biomarkers and Brain Imaging of Presymptomatic Alzheimer’s Disease

The New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS) will be holding an afternoon event in January 2012 that focuses on biomarkers and brain imaging of presymptomatic Alzheimer’s disease. Biomarkers and Brain Imaging of Presymptomatic Alzheimer’s Disease: Exploring the Silent Years will be held on Tuesday, January 24th, from 1pm – 5pm EST (10am – 2pm PST).

NCI Announces Launch of a Clinical Proteomic Tumor Analysis Consortium

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) yesterday announced the launch of a Clinical Proteomic Tumor Analysis Consortium (CPTAC). The consortium is a comprehensive, coordinated effort to accelerate the understanding of the molecular basis of cancer using quantitative proteomic technologies and workflows.