Monthly Archives: June 2014

Alzheimer’s disease: simplified diagnosis, with more reliable criteria

How many patients receive an incorrect diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease? The answer is a surprisingly high number: over a third! To reduce the number of errors, the diagnostic criteria must be the most reliable possible, especially at the very early stages of the disease. For the last decade, an international team of neurologists, coordinated by Bruno Dubois (Inserm/Pierre and Marie Curie University/AP-HP Joint Research Unit 975) has been working towards this. In the June issue of The Lancet Neurology journal, we see how the researchers have developed a simplified diagnosis based on the most specific criteria of the disease. A challenge primarily for research, but also for clinical practice.

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Monday june 30, 2014

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Friday june 26, 2014

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Thursday june 25, 2014

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Wednesday june 25, 2014

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Neurons are oversensitive to cellular stress from the outset in Huntington’s disease

Neurons cannot properly defend themselves against Huntington’s disease, right from the onset of the pathology. This has been discovered by a team of Inserm researchers from the Paris-Seine Biology Institute (IBPS) (Inserm/CNRS/Pierre and Marie Curie University) and their American and Australian colleagues. The cause is the failure of an important mechanism involved in cellular longevity. In addition to this result, the present study shows the importance of restoring the ability of the neurons to resist stress in order to delay the manifestations of the disease. This work is leading to a new approach for treating neurodegenerative diseases. The results of this work are published in PLoS Biology.

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Tuesday june 24, 2014

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New outbreak of ebola fever in Africa

According to WHO, between 29 May and 1 June 2014, 37 new cases of Ebola fever and 21 deaths were recorded in Guinea, and 13 new cases (no deaths) were recorded in Liberia.

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Monday june 23, 2014

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How a stem cell sees red

Many medical situations require a supply of red blood cells—anaemia, road accidents and chemotherapy, for example. But there is a genuine shortage of blood. Researchers throughout the world are therefore working hard to find solutions to alleviate these shortages, and their sights are set on the potential for creating an unlimited supply of red blood […]

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