Key Alzheimer’s risk factors affect men more than women

Key Alzheimer’s risk factors affect men more than womenFinding unexpected because women are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s more often than men Scientists at the University of Alberta have discovered that important risk factors in Alzheimer’s disease affect males and females very differently. “Two types of risk for Alzheimer’s disease work differently for males and females, and dramatically so,” says Mackenzie Heal, neuroscience master’s student…

Researchers team up to speed up nerve regeneration

Researchers team up to speed up nerve regenerationCould help more people recover from nerve injuries and illnesses University of Alberta researchers and physicians are aiming to combine their expertise in surgery, electrical stimulation and drug discovery in an effort to help more people recover more quickly from nerve injuries and illnesses. Nerve regrowth is very slow, at best one millimetre a day,…

New cancer ‘tracer’ promises to detect more tumours earlier

New cancer ‘tracer’ promises to detect more tumours earlierEasier-to-produce compound for cancer diagnostic imaging is ready for patient use For people waiting for imaging tests to diagnose neuroendocrine cancer, time is of the essence. Now a new medical imaging agent for PET scans promises to reduce wait times while costing less to produce and possibly revealing more of some types of cancer tumours.…