Center for BrainHealth Researchers Develop Groundbreaking Biomarker to Predict Cognitive Change in Multiple Sclerosis

Source: https://brainhealth.utdallas.edu/patent-pending-technology-has-broader-applications-to-evaluate-efficacy-of-treatments/

Patent-pending technology has broader applications to evaluate efficacy of treatments

DALLAS (August 30, 2019) – Researchers at the Center for BrainHealth®, part of The University of Texas at Dallas, recently completed a study that assessed the stiffness of blood vessels in individuals with multiple sclerosis (MS) to provide a predictive measure of their cognitive change. The “arterial compliance index” (ACI) is a novel biomarker reflecting the extent of injury in brain blood vessels, which could help monitor the disease, aid in treatment, and distinguish between people who are prone to develop cognitive impairment and those who are not.

Cognitive slowing – reductions in processing speed, the speed with which an individual can think, recall information, and solve problems – occurs in about 70% of MS patients. Processing speed deficits have detrimental effects on day-to-day functioning. Center for Brain…

Source: https://brainhealth.utdallas.edu/patent-pending-technology-has-broader-applications-to-evaluate-efficacy-of-treatments/

Patent-pending technology has broader applications to evaluate efficacy of treatments

DALLAS (August 30, 2019) – Researchers at the Center for BrainHealth®, part of The University of Texas at Dallas, recently completed a study that assessed the stiffness of blood vessels in individuals with multiple sclerosis (MS) to provide a predictive measure of their cognitive change. The “arterial compliance index” (ACI) is a novel biomarker reflecting the extent of injury in brain blood vessels, which could help monitor the disease, aid in treatment, and distinguish between people who are prone to develop cognitive impairment and those who are not.

Cognitive slowing – reductions in processing speed, the speed with which an individual can think, recall information, and solve problems – occurs in about 70% of MS patients. Processing speed deficits have detrimental effects on day-to-day functioning. Center for Brain…