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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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Risk for Alzheimer’s does not differ between sexes

August 28, 2017
Men and women with apolipoprotein E 3/4 had similar risk for Alzheimer’s disease from ages 55 to 85 years, whereas women had increased risk at younger ages…
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Poor REM sleep may increase risk for dementia

August 23, 2017
Less time spent in rapid eye movement sleep was associated with increased risk for incident dementia, according to recent findings. “Different stages of sleep may…
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Lithium in drinking water linked to lower dementia rates

August 23, 2017
Long-term exposure to microlevels of lithium in drinking water may reduce dementia incidence, according to recent findings. “Animal studies have found that…
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Two Patients with Delusions

Psychiatric Annals, May 2010, Volume 40 Issue 5
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Control of polypharmacy, drug interactions key components in treatment of geriatric population

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