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Science Daily: Researchers have developed a new method for constructing personal brain networks using multiple structural features to improve the accuracy of diagnosing Alzheimer's disease (AD) and mild cognitive impairment (MCI). The personal networks accurately classified 96 percent of patients with AD or MCI from healthy control participants, a level similar to the current accuracy of clinical evaluations. The high performance of the method suggests it could be useful in clinics to enhance auto-diagnosis of AD and MCI based on brain imaging. READ MORE

Newsweek: A team from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) has created one of the most advanced models of Alzheimer’s disease yet, providing researchers with an important tool for developing potential new treatments.Their “Alzheimer’s-in-a-dish” is essentially a culture of human brain stem cells that show signs of neuroinflammation—a key characteristic of the disease that leads to the death of brain cells in patients. For additional accuracy, the culture also incorporates glial cells, which surround and insulate nerve cells in the brain. READ MORE

CNN: It's been notoriously difficult to develop medicines for Alzheimer's disease, the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. Each year, it seems, pharmaceutical companies release data from studies of promising drug candidates that merit only a collective sigh of disappointment. In search of fresh ideas, researchers have begun to borrow a phrase or two from the more familiar language of cancer treatment. READ MORE

Chicago Tribune: During the past 20 years that Dr. Andrew Budson has been a practicing neurologist, he has often seen and treated patients who are recently separated or going through a divorce due to personality and behavior changes. What’s the correlation? Dementia. READ MORE

USA Today: Malik Hall knew something was wrong. His mom was crying when she called him. He was in Indianapolis at the time, playing with MOKAN Elite during Nike EYBL’s Session II at the end of April. His parents were supposed to make the short drive over from Chicago to join him here, as they did last year. The Halls relish any opportunity to all be together, as Malik spends most of his year playing high school ball down in Wichita, Kan., at Sunrise Christian. But they weren’t going to make it to Indianapolis, Hall’s mother said through tears. His father’s dementia had struck hard. He needed to go to the hospital. READ MORE

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