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by Fiver
Mon Jun 10, 2024 10:05 am
Forum: Prevention and Treatment
Topic: Access to tests?
Replies: 4
Views: 386

Re: Access to tests?

Hi everyone, Several people PMed me to tell me about options for getting the most recently available tau blood test. Thanks for that! Just a quick update. I had a conversation with my primary care doctor and asked about the test. I explained why. And she was happy to order it. She also has a family ...
by Fiver
Thu Jun 06, 2024 8:18 pm
Forum: Announcements and Events
Topic: 2006 paper key to amyloid hypothesis to be retracted. Senior author admits doctored images
Replies: 3
Views: 249

Re: 2006 paper key to amyloid hypothesis to be retracted. Senior author admits doctored images

Those manipulated figures can be seen online, on various sites that check for these things. Those sites are referenced in the Blots in a Field article. Seeing them all together, with the manipulations highlighted, is shocking. It’s terrible for the collaborators, the field, the lost funds. Science j...
by Fiver
Thu May 23, 2024 10:17 am
Forum: Prevention and Treatment
Topic: My p-tau 181 results and tracking efforts
Replies: 4
Views: 485

Re: My p-tau 181 results and tracking efforts

Hi everyone. I've been trying to untangle access to these tests in my area. So, in case it helps: These test are available through Quest Diagnostics, the side of Quest that does testing for medical offices. You need a doctor to order the tests. I assume this means the results go to your medical reco...
by Fiver
Tue May 21, 2024 3:02 pm
Forum: Prevention and Treatment
Topic: CNN article about a guy who is tracking and lowering ptau -- anyone want to try?
Replies: 11
Views: 962

Re: CNN article about a guy who is tracking and lowering ptau -- anyone want to try?

Hi. I'm interested. How would one go about acquiring this test?

I was asking about this on another thread - and received a few replies on the thread and via PM.
by Fiver
Mon May 20, 2024 9:48 am
Forum: Prevention and Treatment
Topic: Access to tests?
Replies: 4
Views: 386

Re: Access to tests?

Oh thank you Nancy! When people ask me for advice I’ve been telling them that, if they can afford it, they should get in with a good E4 aware doctor. That the expense is the price of access to tests and prescriptions. After a couple of doctors who made me run the other way I had found a good one for...
by Fiver
Mon May 20, 2024 5:00 am
Forum: Prevention and Treatment
Topic: Access to tests?
Replies: 4
Views: 386

Access to tests?

Hi everyone. I’ve been following the threads about testing. Thank you all. But I’ve had trouble finding or accessing most sites for testing, especially blood testing for tau markers. The sites are so complicated, with dead ends or never ending loops….and in the end I’ve had to conclude the tests act...
by Fiver
Sun May 19, 2024 10:25 am
Forum: Prevention and Treatment
Topic: CNN article about a guy who is tracking and lowering ptau -- anyone want to try?
Replies: 11
Views: 962

Re: CNN article about a guy who is tracking and lowering ptau -- anyone want to try?

[/quote]. Thanks for the info, Fiver! I deleted my snarky comment! [/quote] Snarky is good. And how I feel most of the time! 🙂 I’m finding all these new studies and news articles great but a bit overwhelming. And new journals - that Nature subjournal is new too. Thank you for helping me keep up with...
by Fiver
Sun May 19, 2024 4:53 am
Forum: Prevention and Treatment
Topic: CNN article about a guy who is tracking and lowering ptau -- anyone want to try?
Replies: 11
Views: 962

Re: CNN article about a guy who is tracking and lowering ptau -- anyone want to try?

Yes, the Good Open Access makes the article accessible to everyone without a subscription. This fee is high compared to other journals. Nature affiliated journals can get away with that. Can’t say the publishing model makes sense - researchers beg journals to accept their work for free, do much if t...
by Fiver
Sat May 11, 2024 3:13 pm
Forum: Science and Research
Topic: Apoe4 /4 a new genetic variant of Alzheimer’s ??
Replies: 70
Views: 12076

Re: Apoe4 /4 a new genetic variant of Alzheimer’s ??

Well said NF52

I don’t think we need many more studies measuring the risks of apoe4.

We all agree the risks are high enough to warrant more attention.

Whatever risk numbers one plugs into the equation, the development of apoe4-specific medical interventions would help tens of millions.