Retina scan + curcumin for early Alzheimer’s detection

In a recent study, Maya Koronyo-Hamaoui and Keith Black at Cedars-Sinai  used a retina scan to detect amyloid-beta deposits, a predictor of Alzheimer’s disease, up to 20 years before symptoms.

16 Alzheimer’s patients drank a curcumin solution, which caused amyloid plaque in the retina to “light up” and be detected. Another key finding was the discovery of amyloid plaques in peripheral regions of the retina, which correlated with plaque amount in specific areas of the brain.

Keith Black presented this research at ApplySci’s April, 2016 Wearable Tech + Digital Health + Neurotech conference in San Francisco.  His dedication to finding non-invasive, more humane tests and treatments for brain diseases was apparent throughout his talk.  May his vision of  early detection, leading to early medical and lifestyle changes to impact the course of the disease, be widely adopted.


Join ApplySci at Wearable Tech + Digital Health + NeuroTech Boston on September 19, 2017 at the MIT Media Lab – featuring  Joi Ito – Ed Boyden – Roz Picard – George Church – Nathan Intrator –  Tom Insel – John Rogers – Jamshid Ghajar – Phillip Alvelda – Michael Weintraub – Nancy Brown – Steve Kraus – Bill Geary – Mary Lou Jepsen

Registration rates increase Friday, August 25th.


ANNOUNCING WEARABLE TECH + DIGITAL HEALTH + NEUROTECH SILICON VALLEY – FEBRUARY 26 -27, 2018 @ STANFORD UNIVERSITY

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