6/16/2015 – Specialized Proteins May Be Detected in Blood of People with Alzheimer's Disease
Specialized brain proteins that are involved in the removal of damaged nerve cell materials may be detected in the blood of people who were diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment or dementia due to Alzheimer’s disease. In a select group of people who later developed dementia, the levels of the lysosomal proteins were abnormal while the people still had no problems with memory or thinking skills, according to a study published in the June 10, 2015, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.
11/17/2014 - Research on Blood Test for Brain Insulin Resistance Is Featured at Society for Neuroscience Conference
A new blood test that detects brain insulin resistance, as an abnormality associated with Alzheimer’s disease, was featured by meeting organizers as a “Hot Topic” presentation at the recent annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience (SFN). The conference, held here in Washington Nov. 15-19, is the world’s largest meeting on brain science.
10/30/2014 - Study Says Blood Test for Brain Insulin Resistance Accurately Predicts Alzheimer's Disease Risk
Brain insulin resistance is an abnormality in Alzheimer’s disease that contributes to neural cell damage and can be detected by a new blood test, according to a multi-site study that was published October 23 in the online issue of The FASEB Journal, The Journal of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology. The highly statistically significant findings were made possible by a novel technique the researchers developed for measuring brain insulin resistance in living patients.
9/10/2014 - NanoSomiX Announces New Blood Test for Use by Alzheimer's Disease Researchers
A new blood test reliably predicts whether a person is likely to develop Alzheimer's Disease (AD) up to 10 years before the disease is diagnosed, according to a multi-site study recently published in the Alzheimer's Association journal Alzheimer's & Dementia.
7/16/2014 – Research presented at AAIC in Copenhagen, Denmark
The technology that is the foundation for the blood-based p-tau assay under development at NanoSomiX was presented at the 2014 Alzheimer's Association International Conference (AAIC) in Copenhagen. The presentation was one of five subjects chosen to be highlighted in the Developing Topics Oral Session, one of the most anticipated sessions at the conference due to its focus on the latest advancements. Dr. Dimitrios Kapogiannis from the National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health (NIA/NIH) presented the findings in his talk titled Pathogenic Proteins in Neurally-Derived Blood Exosomes as Near-Perfect Diagnostic and Prognostic Biomarkers for Alzheimer's Disease.
A summary of the presentation appears in an article in Alzforum titled Exosomes Stand Out as Potential Blood Biomarkers: http://www.alzforum.org/news/conference-coverage/exosomes-stand-out-potential-blood-biomarkers