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2014-07-16 04:21:24

- New Brain Protein Connected for First Time to Cognitive Decline and Alzheimer's Disease. COPENHAGEN, Denmark, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Results from four research studies reported as "developing topics" at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference(®) 2014 (AAIC(®) 2014) in Copenhagen include significant advances in evidence regarding treatment and early detection of Alzheimer's disease and dementia, as well as new ideas in the basic brain science of dementia that...

2014-07-15 12:28:19

A genetic variant conveys significant protection MONTREAL, July 15 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Judes Poirier, PhD, C.Q., from the Douglas Mental Health Institute and McGill University in Montréal (Canada) and his team have discovered that a relatively frequent genetic variant actually conveys significant protection against the common form of Alzheimer's disease and can delay the onset of the disease by as much as 4 years. This discovery opens new avenues for treatment against this...

2014-07-15 04:22:13

Study Results Presented at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference 2014 INDIANAPOLIS, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE:LLY) announced results from an analyses of five datasets evaluating the relationship between cognitive and functional impairment in patients with mild Alzheimer's disease in the natural course of the disease. Analysis findings demonstrate that cognitive deficits predict subsequent functional deficits and suggest that...

2014-07-15 04:22:07

New data on fewer new cases in developed nations suggests possibility of prevention and risk reduction COPENHAGEN, Denmark, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While the global epidemic of Alzheimer's disease continues to grow, new data on lower incidence in the "youngest old" from developed countries in Europe and the United States suggest the possibility of reducing risk and/or preventing the disease, according to the results of several research studies announced at the Alzheimer's...

2014-07-15 04:22:04

COPENHAGEN, Denmark, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Alzheimer's Association International Conference(®) (AAIC 2014(®)) will host health leaders from G7 governments to continue discussing the Global Action Against Dementia Legacy Events stemming from the first-ever G8 (now G7) Dementia Summit organized by U.K. Prime Minister Cameron in December 2013. As the world's premier forum for Alzheimer's disease and related dementias, AAIC 2014 will serve as the platform for a global...

2014-07-14 12:59:11

Alzheimer's Association New data on possible protective behaviors and dementia risk factors emerges at Alzheimer's Association International Conference 2014 Participation in activities that promote mental activity, and moderate physical activity in middle age, may help protect against the development of Alzheimer's disease and dementia in later life, according to new research reported today at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference® 2014 (AAIC® 2014) in Copenhagen....

Research Opens Doors To Novel Alzheimer's Diagnosis Methods
2014-07-14 12:28:32

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The confirmation of an Alzheimer’s diagnosis typically involves one of two procedures – a spinal tap or a brain-imaging scan. However, new research has opened the door to other possible methods – including a blood test, sense of smell exam or determining protein build-up in the eyes. Based in tests conducted on hundreds of patients, reports on the research are to be presented at the Alzheimer's Association International...

2014-07-14 04:21:16

New data on possible protective behaviors and dementia risk factors emerges at Alzheimer's Association International Conference 2014 COPENHAGEN, Denmark, July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Participation in activities that promote mental activity, and moderate physical activity in middle age, may help protect against the development of Alzheimer's disease and dementia in later life, according to new research reported today at the Alzheimer's Association International...

2014-07-13 12:20:48

Study Results Presented at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference 2014 INDIANAPOLIS, July 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) today announced results from its non-clinical study in genetically engineered mice examining combination therapy with the murine version of the beta-amyloid antibody N3pG and beta-secretase inhibitor BACE (LY2811376). Data results found that combination therapy was more effective in removing clumps of amyloid-beta protein...

2014-07-13 08:20:24

Report from Alzheimer's Association International Conference 2014 demonstrates benefits of full healthcare treatment for people with Alzheimer's and other dementias COPENHAGEN, Denmark, July 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cataract surgery for people with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias not only improves vision but can slow decline in cognition and improve quality of life for both people with the disease and their caregivers, according to clinical trial results reported...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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