MIT News (October 6, 2015): Predicting Change in the Alzheimer’s Brain

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MIT News (October 6, 2015): Predicting Change in the Alzheimer’s Brain

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Tue, 10/06/2015

MIT researchers are developing a computer system that uses genetic, demographic, and clinical data to help predict the effects of disease on brain anatomy.
In experiments, they trained a machine-learning system on MRI data from patients with neurodSee Original Article

MIT News (October 29, 2015): To Locate Objects, Brain Relies on Memory

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Thu, 10/29/2015

Imagine you are looking for your wallet on a cluttered desk. As you scan the area, you hold in your mind a mental picture of what your wallet looks like.
MIT neuroscientists have now identified a brain region that stores this type of visual represeSee Original Article

National Institutes of Health (November 23, 2015): End-of-Life Costs for Dementia Far Greater than for Other Diseases

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Mon, 11/23/2015

Health care costs can rise dramatically as we age – especially for those who develop long-term conditions like heart disease or dementia. In the United States, most medical costs for people over age 65 are covered by Medicare, a federal health insuSee Original Article

National Institutes of Health (November 18, 2015): NIH Supports New Studies to Find Alzheimer’s Biomarkers in Down Syndrome

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Wed, 11/18/2015

The National Institutes of Health has launched a new initiative to identify biomarkers and track the progression of Alzheimer’s in people with Down syndrome. Many people with Down syndrome have Alzheimer’s-related brain changes in their 30s thaSee Original Article