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The Early Detection of Alzheimer's Disease with Positron Emission Tomography

Rachel Mistur, Lisa Mosconi, Remigiusz Switalski, Susan De Santi, Yi Li, Lidia Glodzik, Miroslaw Brys, Wai Tsui, Henry Rusinek, and Mony J. de Leon

in Imaging the Aging Brain

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195328875
eISBN:
9780199864836
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328875.003.0011
Subject:
Neuroscience, Techniques, Development

Reductions in the cerebral metabolic rate of glucose (CMRglc), a measure of neuronal function, have proven to be a promising tool in the early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease (AD). FDG-PET imaging ... More


The Role of Longitudinal Studies in the Early Detection of Dementia

K. Warner Schaie

in Developmental Influences on Adult Intelligence: The Seattle longitudinal study

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195156737
eISBN:
9780199786817
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195156737.003.0017
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Although the Seattle Longitudinal Study was designed to focus on cognitive changes in normal community-dwelling populations, it is inevitable that a prospective study of aging will eventually include ... More


Nurture via Nature: Genetics, Environment, and Cognition

Pamela M. Greenwood and Raja Parasuraman

in Nurturing the Older Brain and Mind

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262017145
eISBN:
9780262301336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262017145.003.0012
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter focuses on the effects of genetic modulation on cognitive aging. The use of molecular genetics for understanding cognition genetics is discussed along with the advantages of molecular ... More


Neurodegenerative Diseases: What Is to Be Done?

David M. Holtzman, Karoly Nikolich, Menelas N. Pangalos, Karl Broich, Nancy Y. Ip, Edward H. Koo, Walter J. Koroshetz, Eliezer Masliah, Lennart Mucke, Pierluigi Nicotera, Mareike Schnaars, and Maria Grazia Spillantini

in Translational Neuroscience: Toward New Therapies

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262029865
eISBN:
9780262329859
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029865.003.0007
Subject:
Neuroscience, Research and Theory

Neurodegenerative diseases lead to significant morbidity and mortality. Although medical care for other disorders (e.g., cardiovascular disease and cancer) has improved, neurodegenerative diseases ... More


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