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2014-06-24 23:03:33

Redwood Bioscience and Catalent Pharma Solutions, the leading global provider of advanced delivery technologies and development solutions for drugs, biologics and consumer health products, today announced the results of an in vivo toxicology study, demonstrating that an Antibody Drug Conjugate (ADC) generated using the proprietary SMARTag™ platform has a better toxicity profile than a conventional ADC. Somerset, N.J. (PRWEB) June 24, 2014 Redwood Bioscience and Catalent Pharma...

SAGE Test Helps Spot Early Alzheimer's
2014-01-13 10:54:07

[ Watch The Video: Self-Administered Test Helps Spot Early Alzheimer’s ] The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center The Self-Administered Gerocognitive Examination (SAGE test), which takes less than 15 minutes to complete, is a reliable tool for evaluating cognitive abilities. Findings by researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center confirming the feasibility and efficiency of the tool for community screening large numbers of people are published in the...

2013-12-18 13:24:08

Measuring changes in certain proteins -- called biomarkers -- in people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis may better predict the progression of the disease, according to scientists at Penn State College of Medicine. ALS is often referred to as Lou Gehrig's disease, is a neurological disease in which the brain loses its ability to control movement as motor neurons degenerate. The course of the disease varies, with survival ranging from months to decades. "The cause of most cases of ALS...

Peanut Butter Test For Alzheimer's
2013-10-11 10:22:20

[ Watch The Video: 'Peanut Butter Test' Can Help Diagnose Alzheimer's ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers at the University of Florida have developed a quick, cheap and easy way to confirm a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease or mild cognitive impairment by simply using a spoonful of peanut butter and a ruler, according to a new study in the Journal of the Neurological Sciences. The Florida research team found that individuals with mild cognitive...

2013-09-10 14:32:55

UK and US policies risk conscription into an unwanted 'war against dementia' Analysis: Political drive to screen for pre-dementia: not evidence based and ignores the harms of diagnosis A political drive, led by the UK and US, to screen older people for minor memory changes (often called mild cognitive impairment or pre-dementia) is leading to unnecessary investigation and potentially harmful treatment for what is arguably an inevitable consequence of aging, warn experts on bmj.com...

Subjective Cognitive Decline Early Alzheimers Sign
2013-07-18 15:33:45

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Many dismiss forgetfulness among people of a certain age, or "senior moments," as a simple, inescapable part of getting older. However, five new studies presented at the Alzheimer's Association meeting in Boston this week suggest that 'subjective cognitive decline' could be a precursor to Alzheimer's disease. One study said that self-reported cognitive alterations paved the way to greater mental decline around six years later. Another...

2013-07-16 22:35:33

"Multiple hospitalizations for complications from a terminal illness may be burdensome for elderly patients and reflect poor quality care," write Joan M. Teno, M.D., M.S., of the Warren Alpert School of Medicine of Brown University, Providence, R.I., and colleagues, who conducted a study to examine whether the occurrence of multiple hospitalizations for the complications of infections or dehydration was associated with survival. As reported in a Research Letter, the study population was...

2013-01-01 10:51:10

Depression in a group of Medicare recipients ages 65 years and older appears to be associated with prevalent mild cognitive impairment and an increased risk of dementia, according to a report published Online First by Archives of Neurology, a JAMA Network publication. Depressive symptoms occur in 3 percent to 63 percent of patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and some studies have shown an increased dementia risk in individuals with a history of depression. The mechanisms behind...

Health And Happiness Really Are Related
2012-11-14 11:17:39

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Researchers from George Mason University, the University of Alabama-Birmingham, the University of Chicago, and the University of Massachusetts Medical School recently revealed a new study indicating that health could impact happiness. In particular, the findings showed that disruption of the body´s daily functions was related to decreases in happiness. Previous studies have observed how happiness had...

2012-08-21 16:41:30

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New research suggests that obesity and its associated risk factors lead to a more rapid mental decline in persons over 50, according to a report in the journal Neurology. Although the exact relationship is unknown, a survey of over 6,400 adults found that the obese participants´ who were 56 at the start of testing were calculated to have brains that aged 3.8 years more than those who maintained a healthy weight. The most...

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  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'