Tag Archives: Disease

New drug targets early instigator of Alzheimer’s disease

Over a hundred years after they were first identified, two ominous signposts of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) remain central topics of research — both formed by sticky accumulations of protein in the brain. Amyloid beta solidifies into senile plaques, which congregate in the extracellular spaces of nerve tissue, while tau protein creates tangled forms crowding the… Read More »

UK government pledges $303 million for A.I. project to tackle cancer, dementia and heart disease

BrianAJackson | iStock | Getty Images The U.K. government has announced £250 million ($ 303 million) in funding to create a National Artificial Intelligence (AI) Lab that focuses on healthcare. The lab will, according to authorities, hope to improve cancer screening by speeding up test results; identify patients who are “most at risk” of heart… Read More »