All posts by Alzforum, Madolyn Bowman Rogers

ICFTD 2016: FTD Gene Hunt Turns Up CYLD and Modifying Factors

This is part 5 of a 6-part series from the International Conference on Frontotemporal Dementias. For the full conference report, click here. Researchers know the strongest genetic factors that cause frontotemporal dementia and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: the genes for tau, progranulin, and the C9ORF72 repeat expansion. However, just as in the Alzheimer’s field, a majority […]

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ICFTD 2016: Tests of Social Cognition Hold Potential as FTD Outcome Measures

This is part 4 of a 6-part series from the International Conference on Frontotemporal Dementias. For the full conference report, click here. As frontotemporal dementia researchers gear up for trials, high up on their wish lists are better clinical outcome measures to detect change over time more sensitively than standard cognitive tests do. At the […]

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