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April 8, 2022

A Faster, Cheaper Diagnostic Test for MS? A Faster, Cheaper Diagnostic Test for MS?

A test that measures kappa immunoglobulin free light chains in cerebrospinal fluid (KCSF) is a valid option for diagnosing multiple sclerosis (MS), new research suggests. Results […]
April 8, 2022

Statins Tied to Lower Risk for Parkinsonism Statins Tied to Lower Risk for Parkinsonism

Statins may protect against age-related parkinsonism, new research suggests. The observational study showed older adults taking statins had a lower risk for parkinsonism than their counterparts […]
April 8, 2022

Final CMS Aducanumab Decision Limits Coverage to Clinical Trials Final CMS Aducanumab Decision Limits Coverage to Clinical Trials

In a final decision on the funding of the controversial Alzheimer’s drug aducanumab (Aduhelm), federal officials largely stuck to their draft plan to limit Medicare payment […]
April 7, 2022

Can MRI Provide Reliable Biomarkers for Autism Spectrum Disorder? Can MRI Provide Reliable Biomarkers for Autism Spectrum Disorder?

The study covered in this summary was published on MedRxiv.org as a preprint and has not yet been peer reviewed. Key Takeaways MRI provides an important […]
April 7, 2022

Blood Testing Reveals Amyloid-Lowering Effect of Alzheimer’s Meds Blood Testing Reveals Amyloid-Lowering Effect of Alzheimer’s Meds

Lowered levels of phosphorylated (P)-tau217 and glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) in the blood indicate downstream treatment effects of beta amyloid (Aβ) clearance from the brain, […]
April 7, 2022

Noncognitive Measures in Presymptomatic Alzheimer’s Disease Noncognitive Measures in Presymptomatic Alzheimer’s Disease

The study covered in this summary was published in medRxiv.org as a preprint and has not yet been peer reviewed. Key Takeaways To enable early intervention, […]
April 7, 2022

Stem Cells Restore Lost Function in Traumatic Brain Injury Stem Cells Restore Lost Function in Traumatic Brain Injury

Stem cell therapy improves motor impairment and is safe and well tolerated in patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI), results from a phase 2 trial indicate. […]
April 7, 2022

Loneliness and Dementia Risk Loneliness and Dementia Risk

The study covered in this summary was published on papers.ssrn.com as a preprint and has not yet been peer reviewed. Key Takeaways Loneliness and dementia are […]
April 7, 2022

Nanoparticle Shows Promise for ALS Nanoparticle Shows Promise for ALS

Dr Matthew Kiernan A novel treatment for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) that targets brain cell energy production to promote remyelination showed signs of efficacy in a […]
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