Newswise — Weakened electrical signals in the brain may be an early warning sign of age-related neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease, suggests a study published today in eLife.
The findings hint at new ways to identify early on patients who may have an age-related brain disease. They also provide new insights on the changes that occur in the brain as these diseases develop.
“As tools for detecting Alzheimer’s disease early are limited, there is a need to develop a reliable, non-invasive test that would enable early diagnosis,” says first author Murty Dinavahi, who was a PhD Research Scholar at the Centre for Neuroscience, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru, India, at the time the study was carried out, and is now a Postdoctoral Associate at the University of Maryland, US.
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