CNN noted the plasma science as Blood test predicts Alzheimer’s disease.
Forbes saw the ability to identify memory impairment before its onset (by measuring various lipids/fats in blood) as double-edged: How A New Alzheimer’s Test Could Kill Long-Term Care Insurance – Or Make It Cheaper.
I also say “more” because this isn’t new news. The sixth item included is a video of CNN Int., reported in March 2008, on how cannabis may be “a boon to Alzheimer’s patients.”
While we wait for the boon (and it has to be a political boon now), the progression of the disease doesn’t. We’d be wise to mimic the strength of Alzheimer’s disease in our resolve to understand its causes and to offer relief: the disease is relentless … we aught to be as well.
The influence of cannabinoids on generic traits of neurodegeneration.
Fagan SG, Campbell VA.
Br J Pharmacol. 2014 Mar;171(6):1347-60. doi: 10.1111/bph.12492.
PMID: 24172185 [PubMed - in process]
Cannabinoids for treatment of Alzheimer's disease: moving toward the clinic.
Aso E, Ferrer I.
Front Pharmacol. 2014 Mar 5;5:37. eCollection 2014. Review.
PMID: 24634659 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] Free PMC Article
In vivo type 1 cannabinoid receptor availability in Alzheimer's disease.
Ahmad R, Goffin K, Van den Stock J, De Winter FL, Cleeren E, Bormans G, Tournoy J, Persoons P, Van Laere K, Vandenbulcke M.
Eur Neuropsychopharmacol. 2014 Feb;24(2):242-50. doi: 10.1016/j.euroneuro.2013.10.002. Epub 2013 Oct 17.
PMID: 24189376 [PubMed - in process]
Altered Expression of the CB1 Cannabinoid Receptor in the Triple Transgenic Mouse Model of Alzheimer's Disease.
Bedse G, Romano A, Cianci S, Lavecchia AM, Lorenzo P, Elphick MR, Laferla FM, Vendemiale G, Grillo C, Altieri F, Cassano T, Gaetani S.
J Alzheimers Dis. 2014 Feb 4. [Epub ahead of print]
PMID: 24496074 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Brain Innate Immunity In The Regulation Of Neuroinflammation: Therapeutic Strategies By Modulating Cd200-Cd200r Interaction Involve The Cannabinoid System.
Hernangomez M, Carrillo-Salinas FJ, Mecha M, Correa F, Mestre L, Loria F, Feliu A, Docagne F, Guaza C.
Curr Pharm Des. 2014 Jan 30. [Epub ahead of print]
PMID: 24588829 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Video Archives ~ CNN Int. March 2008 (B4-Obama)
Medical Marijuana Alzheimer, CNN Int. 11 Mar 2008
“Drug could be a boon to Alzheimer’s patients.”
Bryan W. Brickner