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Super-Early Detection of Alzheimer’s Made Possible by Brain Scans

August 24th, 2017

“Tau tangles” and “amyloid plaques” might evoke a Medusa-like image of a head full of chaotic, snake-ridden hair. Unfortunately, these plaques and tangles represent something more real. They’re the hallmarks of Alzheimer’s disease – brain-invading protein formations that used to be detectable only after death. Within the last decade, however, positron emission tomography, or PET scanning, has […]

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An Alternative to Giving Up the Car Keys

December 19th, 2013

Robert Cullon, 80, has a neurological condition that makes his feet numb and forces him to rely on a walker. He thought he was driving just fine, but his six children were worried. “They kept saying, ‘Are you sure you’re doing all right?’ ” he said. “They broke me down.” Instead of handing over his […]

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