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Researchers Find Alzheimer’s Biomarkers
2013-05-01 14:21:32

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers from Australia´s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation“¯(CSIRO) are reporting significant progress in developing a blood test that can predict the onset of Alzheimer´s in an individual. According to their report in the journal Molecular Psychiatry, the researchers said they have identified several biomarkers that are associated with the toxic build-up of beta amyloid, a brain...

Researchers Discover Gene That Doubles Alzheimer's Risk In African-Americans
2013-04-10 15:39:18

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers reporting in Tuesday´s issue of JAMA have identified a new gene mutation that nearly doubles the risk of developing Alzheimer´s disease in older blacks. The findings come from the largest genome-wide, government-funded study on Alzheimer´s genes in the African-American community. The mutation found in gene ABCA7 is not the first linked to the cognitive disease but does come as a significant breakthrough...

Getting A Handle On Stress May Reduce Risk Of Dementia
2013-03-19 09:33:26

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Stress, hypertension, high blood pressure — no matter what you call it, researchers are warning it can increase the risk of dementia. And by controlling or preventing risk factors that lead to hypertension earlier in life, people may limit or delay the changes in their brain associated with Alzheimer´s disease and other age-related cognitive declines, according to new research published in JAMA Neurology. The study,...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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