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Scientists discover how brain cells die in Alzheimer’s

Scientists discover how brain cells die in Alzheimer’s

Education, Health & Wellbeing
Scientists in the UK and Belgium think they have figured out how brain cells die in Alzheimer's disease. It has been a mystery and a source of scientific debate for decades. But the team, writing in the journal Science, connect the abnormal proteins that build up in the brain with "necroptosis" - a form of cellular suicide. The findings have been described as "cool" and "exciting", as they give new ideas for treating the disease. Long-awaited clues It is the loss of brain cells, called neurons, that lead to the symptoms of Alzheimer's, including memory loss. And if you look inside the brains of people with the disease you'd see the build-up of abnormal proteins called amyloid and tau. But scientists have not been able to join the dots between these key traits of the d...
Ghanaian leads UK team on brain disorder breakthrough

Ghanaian leads UK team on brain disorder breakthrough

Ghana News, International
People who suffer Alzheimer’s, a brain disorder, can now heave signs of relief as a major headway has been made in diagnosing the disease with a single brain scan. A Professor of Cancer Pharmacology and Molecular Imaging at the Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College, London, Eric Aboagye, has led a team of researchers in the United Kingdom to uncover how a single magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan of the brain can be enough to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease. Hitherto, diagnosis was done with several tests, which could take months or years for a diagnose to be achieved. Speaking exclusively to the Daily Graphic, Prof. Aboagye, a Ghanaian, said the research used machine learning technology to look at structural features within the brain, including the regions not previ...

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