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2011-07-20 03:30:00

- Population Destined to Get Alzheimer's is Ideal to Study Prevention; Trials Being Planned - PARIS, July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Measurable brain chemistry changes may appear 10 to 20 years before the first detectable memory and thinking impairments among people with a rare genetic form of Alzheimer's, according to new research presented today at the Alzheimer's Association® International Conference 2011 (AAIC 2011) in Paris. According to the researchers,...

2011-07-20 00:30:00

- Alzheimer's Disease Feared Second Only to Cancer - - Majority Would Seek A Diagnosis to Explain Memory Loss and Confusion - PARIS, July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A survey reported today at the Alzheimer's Association® International Conference 2011 (AAIC 2011) in Paris by Alzheimer Europe and administered by the Harvard School of Public Health reveals that while people fear Alzheimer's second only to cancer, the overwhelming majority would go to the doctor,...

2011-03-01 08:50:01

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Growing evidence shows that if one of your parents has Alzheimer's disease, the chances of inheriting it from your mother are higher than from your father, according to this study. "It is estimated that people who have first-degree relatives with Alzheimer's disease are four to 10 times more likely to develop the disease themselves compared to people with no family history," study author, Robyn Honea, DPhil, of the University of Kansas School of Medicine in Kansas City,...

2011-02-28 22:23:22

Results from a new study contribute to growing evidence that if one of your parents has Alzheimer's disease, the chances of inheriting it from your mother are higher than from your father. The study is published in the March 1, 2011, print issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. "It is estimated that people who have first-degree relatives with Alzheimer's disease are four to 10 times more likely to develop the disease themselves...

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2010-04-20 13:14:48

Researchers at the University of Illinois have identified a potential drug target for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease: a receptor that is embedded in the membrane of neurons and other cells. A protein fragment associated with Alzheimer's disease activates this receptor, sparking increased activity in the affected neurons, eventually leading to cell death, the researchers report. The new findings appear in the FASEB Journal. Scientists have known for decades that a protein fragment,...

2009-09-17 15:03:00

Alzheimer's disease carries an annual price tag of $148 billion, not to mention the personal toll that it takes on more than 5.3 million patients and their families. WASHINGTON, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 5.3 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's, and every 71 seconds someone in America develops the disease. Approximately 50 percent of people aged 85 and older have Alzheimer's. According to the Alzheimer's Association, by mid-century someone will develop...

2009-08-12 07:56:37

Researchers at the Department of Psychiatry, Klinikum rechts der Isar, Technische Universität Mnchen, investigated the effects of formal education on the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease. They were able to show that education diminishes the impact of Alzheimer's disease on cognition even if a manifest brain volume loss has already occurred. The results are published in the current issue of the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease ("Education attenuates the effect of medial temporal lobe atrophy...

2009-08-11 14:02:42

Researchers at the Department of Psychiatry, Klinikum rechts der Isar, Technische Universität Mnchen, investigated the effects of formal education on the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease. They were able to show that education diminishes the impact of Alzheimer's disease on cognition even if a manifest brain volume loss has already occurred. The results are published in the current issue of the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease ("Education attenuates the effect of medial temporal lobe atrophy...

2009-07-13 07:18:14

People who have superior language skills early in life may be less likely to develop the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease as they age. "A puzzling feature of Alzheimer's disease is how it affects people differently," study author Juan C. Troncoso, MD, at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore is quoted as saying. "One person who has severe plaques and tangles, the telling signs of Alzheimer's disease in their brains, may show no symptoms affecting their memory. Another person with those same...

2009-01-07 14:59:37

A type of collagen, collagen VI, protects brain cells against amyloid-beta proteins, widely thought to cause Alzheimer's disease, U.S. researchers said. Study leader Dr. Lennart Mucke, director of the Gladstone Institute of Neurological Disease, and colleagues profiled changes in gene activity using DNA microarrays -- a technology -- which provides an unbiased method for identifying key biological pathways. We first noticed the increase in collagen VI in the brain of Alzheimer's disease...


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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.'
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