March 2014

The latest from Cogstate, leaders in optimizing the measurement of cognition

Turning Back The Clock On Alzheimer’s Disease – Cogstate And The A4 Study

March 24, 2014

Researchers are trying to get ahead of the Alzheimer’s disease (AD) diagnostic curve by looking for ways to identify, and potentially treat, its underlying causes long before cognitive decline begins to emerge. One target in this search is the presence of amyloid deposits in the brain, a form of plaque that is thought to disrupt […]

Two New Alzheimer’s Disease Studies Show Sensitivity Of Cogstate Tests

March 10, 2014

Every month brings new research support for the central role that beta-amyloid (Aβ) plaques play in the progression of Alzheimer’s disease in the human brain.  Breaking off of a larger protein from the membrane surrounding nerve cells, fragments of Aβ stick together and form clumps that degrade the communications between neuron cells.  As the clumps […]