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Alzheimer’s study on biomarkers generates debate
- By: Ann MacDonald, Contributor
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Some research results provide strong evidence that radon progeny become concentrated in brain tissues associated with Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Disease.
Reducing exposure to radon may help to prevent and/or slow the progression of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Disease.
Wonderful information! I hope that us to be direct contributors to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer’s. I’m still an undergraduate, but I feel very committed to this and I’m doing a study on Alzheimer’s. This article has helped in my quest for information. thank you very much. God help us.
is the recent VILIP-1 csf biomarker really prognostic or early detection tool , its a very nicely done article,Thanks.
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I hope dementia research continues to bring answers and measures of prevention. It is such a debilitating condition for the sufferers, of course, but family and friends too.
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I for one believe that a person has a right to be tested if they suspect they may have it or if it runs in the family. No cure for cancer a host of other diseases but that doesn’t prevent diagnosis!
Very interesting research. I hope it continues despite the nay sayers. They have never had to deal with a family member with end stage dementia, or they wouldn’t hold this opinion.
Thank you for this article. I think it is very necessary for research to continue in Dementia, because it is rapidly becoming a force that we must deal with. The comment of not releasing this test on the public until there is a way to treat it comment is ludicrous. I believe people have a right and a need to know if they have Alzheimer’s dementia. I certainly would want to know when I still had the ability to plan for my care when the disease completely takes my mind.
great information on Alzheimer’s. SO many people do not realize how serious this is and how bad people can get. Thanks again.
Thanks for the article on Alzheimer’s, very nice links by the way.
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