One of the most important causes of Alzheimer’s

In the first comprehensive study of its kind, Yasser Iturria-Medina – one of the LudmerCentre’s promising researchers – and a team of researchers took brain images, blood samples and small amounts of cerebro-spinal fluid from almost 1200 people and crunched the data to find out which patterns were typical of healthy ageing and which were linked to the emergence of Alzheimer’s. “Vascular dysregulation seemed to be one of the most important causes of Alzheimer’s and if doctors could catch the shifts with MRI scans, they would have a better chance of detecting the disease while there was time for patients to change their lifestyles.” Read more