What is the Lumipulse test for Alzheimer’s disease? In May, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration permitted marketing of the Lumipulse (G B-Amyloid Ratio [1-42/1-40]) test to Fujirebio Diagnostics, Inc. of Malvern, Pennsylvania. The test, which was granted Breakthrough Device Designation by the FDA, is the first FDA-authorized in vitro diagnostic test in the United States to aid in the assessment of B-Amyloid pathology in patients being evaluated for Alzheimer’s disease and other causes of cognitive decline. The presence of B-Amyloid plaques in the brain, characteristic of Alzheimer’s disease, are believed to be contributing factors in the loss of cognitive function. Accurately evaluating this amyloid pathology is difficult, and typically clinicians rely primarily on cognitive assessments, which include cognitive screening testing. Yet, according to a study in Ann Neurol (2009) by Julie A. Schneider, Z. Leurgans, and S.E. Bennet DA, respectively, in the early stages of the … [Read more...] about New test can detect plaques early in the disease: Alzheimer’s Q&A
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This September marks my fifth year of living in Britain, a milestone that comes with its own special reward: a test. Specifically, the “ Life in the U.K. Test ,” an examination that anyone seeking to obtain permanent residency rights in the country and ultimately British citizenship must take. The test covers all sorts of questions on Britain’s history—including such seeming trivia as the specific ways Henry VIII got rid of each of his six wives—its laws, its values, and its traditions. “Comedy and satire, the ability to laugh at ourselves, are an important part of the U.K. character,” reads one passage from the official study handbook. In another, pubs are described as “an important part of U.K. social culture.” Self-deprecating humor and pub culture are just some of the survival skills you naturally pick up if you live here long enough. But as I prepare for this exam, I can’t help but think about all the practical things about British life that the test-prep materials leave … [Read more...] about What’s Better in Britain
One in three businesses are planning to invest in automation as a top priority amid staffing shortages, a survey has suggested. Firms facing recruitment problems are most likely to have automation high up on the agenda, according to the report from HSBC. The survey of 670 companies in the UK found that 40% are feeling negatively about their staffing levels and availability. The findings add to growing concerns about Britons losing their jobs to machines. It follows a study by Arden University last week which suggested almost a third of jobs in the UK could become redundant by 2030 due to automation and changing workforces. Advertisement The sector most likely to be impacted is the transport and storage industry, where over half (56%) of jobs are set to disappear, the research said. In manufacturing, 45% of roles are expected to go, while across the wholesale, retail and repair of motor vehicles the figure was 44%. More on Robots … [Read more...] about Could you be replaced by a robot? One in three businesses plan to invest in automation due to staffing shortages, survey suggests
B arring extreme developments , there will be no Voting Rights Act of 2022. As a result, in Arizona , Georgia , and many states in between , it will be more difficult to register to vote, more difficult to vote by mail, and more difficult to vote in person in the fall midterm elections than it was in 2020. Democrats and progressives must immediately figure out how to build winning political campaigns in swing states where election laws may suppress turnout, especially among the poor and people of color. We can begin by mounting a robust, coordinated field campaign. I’m not talking about the usual efforts of slogans and yard signs, but tens of thousands of paid canvassers employed full-time by Democratic groups, people who will pound the pavement for eight hours a day in every swing state, training with veteran organizers as they go. To my knowledge, this kind of ground campaign—at that kind of scale—doesn’t exist today. The last time it did was back in 1964, when young … [Read more...] about Go Knock on Doors
Being fat is actually an advantage when it comes to competing in video game tournaments, according to a new study. Obese people are more prone to impulsive behaviour - such as eating - and the trait boosts performance in esports , say scientists. And gorging on calorie-loaded biscuits and cakes and guzzling fizzy drinks is also good as the energy lift provides an edge over rivals during marathon competitions. The surprising finding has implications for larger people in the office, say scientists and bosses should consider them for computer-based activities . Lead author Dr Petr Parshakova said: "Employers have too little understanding of how to select employees for particular tasks. "We tried to answer the question: Does BMI affect the results of computer skills? This is the first such analysis ever conducted." The findings are based on CS:GO (Counter-Strike: Global Offensive) - a shooter game played by more than a million around the world. The BMI (body mass index) … [Read more...] about Being fat can work to your advantage if you’re a gamer, study finds
A SHOCKWAVE Jet truck driver has been killed in a freak accident at a popular Michigan air show. The victim, named as 40-year-old Chris Darnell, died moments after his vehicle experienced mechanical failures on Saturday, July 2, 2022. Who was Chris Darnell? Darnell was the driver and pilot of the Flash Fire Jet Truck and the Shockwave Jet Truck at the Battle Creek Field of Flight Air Show in Michigan. He was part of the family-run Darnell Racing Enterprise’s show team. The teams, who are based in Springfield, Missouri, travel all across the United States to perform their shows. According to the team website , Chris was an experienced motorsports promotion businessman and had spent years perfecting his skills in drag racing. The driver had a Bachelors Degree in marketing and advertising and promotions from Missouri State University and owned a Truck accessory company called 4 Wheel Customs. His devastated father Neal, who shared driving duties with his son, … [Read more...] about Who was Chris Darnell?
Mount Sinai: Expert claims Mountain of Moses is in Saudi Arabia Sign up for FREE for the biggest new releases, reviews and tech hacks SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info The Bible's Book of Exodus describes the plight of the ancient Israelites under Egyptian slavery, and their subsequent escape to freedom. Key players in this chapter of the Old Testament include the Hebrew prophet Moses and the unnamed Egyptian Pharaoh, whose identity has been hotly debated. Exodus contains very few clues about the Pharaoh's identity, revealing only the Israelites "built for Pharaoh treasure cities, Pithom and Raamses". Trending And although the historical accuracy of these events has been questioned by some, historians have … [Read more...] about Egypt archaeology: Who was the evil Pharaoh described in the Bible’s Book of Exodus?
More children must blow the whistle on harmful content online, says Ofcom in its first campaign as the incoming regulator of social media firms. Its call for children and young people to put pressure on social media firms to take down harmful material follows its research showing only a sixth lodged complaints about it. This was despite more than two thirds of those aged 13 to 24 encountering potentially harmful content that ranged from bullying, abusive behaviour and threats to scams, misinformation and trolling. It is the first move by Ofcom to get social firms to clean up their act before the Government’s online safety bill gives it the powers to start investigating all social media companies for potential breaches. Its regulatory reach currently only extends to video-sharing sites. It will have powers to fine social media firms up to 10 per cent of their global turnover and shut down services if they fail to remove harmful content. It will also be able to prosecute … [Read more...] about Children urged to blow the whistle on harmful online content
Martin Roberts discusses the rise in house prices Get pensions news and advice plus latest money alerts for FREE now SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info The average time for a property purchase from accepted offer to completion in the year to date is now 133 days. Bureaucracy, long-winded legal procedures, council red tape and a shortage of lawyers and conveyancers – many of whom are still working from home - are dragging the property market to a standstill, experts warn. Related articles 'Bizarre': Prince Andrew still lives with Sarah in £30m home Princess Beatrice is expected to move to Cotswolds - inside £3.5m home And people are losing thousands of pounds in surveys and solicitors fees as … [Read more...] about Record four month wait to buy a house as market is paralysed by ‘broken’ system
Queen's Jubilee: Lucas Tindall dances with dad Mike Tindall Sign up for FREE health tips to live a long and happy life SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Zara Tindall at the age of 41 is still partaking in equestrian competitions across the country. After becoming the first Royal Family member to win an Olympic medal in 2012, Zara’s equestrian career exploded. The granddaughter of the Queen always looks fantastic with her toned figure. Related articles Why Meghan and Harry were banned from sitting together at wedding Prince Harry pushes 'regal brand' and 'heritage' in new video - expert What fitness routine does Zara follow to stay in shape? Sarah Campus, the founder of LDN MUMS … [Read more...] about Zara Tindall follows ‘two very simple food rules’ to ‘stay on track’ with stunning figure