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Maryland undergrads win NIH award for early Alzheimer’s diagnosis tool

August 31, 2017

A team of undergraduate students at the University of Maryland won the top prize in the NIH Design by Biomedical Undergraduate Teams challenge for their development of low-cost tools to diagnosis Alzheimer’s disease before symptom presentation.

The team, referred to as Synapto, included David Boegner, Megha Guggari, Chris Look, Anoop Patel and Dhruv Patel of the University of Maryland Department of Engineering, and Megan Forte and Brianna Sheard of the university’s Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering.

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Severe Impairment Battery effective for Alzheimer's disease

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SPECT imaging distinguishes depression from dementia

February 22, 2017
Recent findings indicated single photon emission computed tomography distinguished between depression and cognitive disorders among older adults. “This is a…
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January 13, 2017
WASHINGTON — Frailty — a syndrome of weight loss, weakness, slowness, exhaustion and inactivity — was associated with mortality, poor physical and…
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Management of Late-Life Depression in the Nursing Home

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VIDEO: Vicki Lawrence discusses her chronic idiopathic urticaria

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