Tag Archive: Alzheimer’s Disease

Apr 07 2011

Clinical Trials in South Africa 101

South Africa has a mixture of both first and third world diseases and a large number of experienced research sites, making the country an excellent location for clinical trials in many indications. As we are a southern hemisphere country, recruitment for seasonal diseases can be maintained when the seasons change in the northern hemisphere. Trials …

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Aug 20 2010

Important Steps Forward for Early Detection and Diagnose of Alzheimer’s Disease

Image via Wikipedia In a recent report by Geert De Meyer of Ghent University in Belgium and colleagues, titled “Diagnosis-Independent Alzheimer Disease Biomarker Signature in Cognitively Normal Elderly People” (Arch Neurol. 2010;67(8):949-956) it was demonstrated that measuring certain proteins in spinal fluid can accurately diagnose Alzheimer’s and predict which patients with memory problems will develop …

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