Seeking Biomarkers for Alzheimer’sQ&A with Anthony Wagner, Ph.D.
In pioneering research measuring over-60s in many dimensions – using brain scans, biomarkers and psychometrics – Dana Grantee Anthony Wagner aims to uncover what affects memory later in life, and may even identify Alzheimer’s disease before symptoms occur
Biomarkers and the Future of Treatment for Depression
There is currently no way to determine which antidepressant will work best for a given patient, which means that many people continue to suffer while their doctors try a series of medications. Many researchers have now focused their efforts on developing biomarkers for depression—tests for aspects of a patient’s physiology that can predict a clinical outcome. In the future, doctors may be able to screen patients to determine which treatment options will work for them, reducing the time a patient must continue to live with the effects of depression.