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2014-04-28 23:13:23

Forum Uniquely Brings Together Leading Family Offices and Their Foundations Seeking Impact Investment, Grant-Giving, and Philanthropy Opportunities within Health and Life Sciences New York, NY (PRWEB) April 28, 2014 FPRT Bio, a clinical stage company developing a novel anti-inflammatory drug therapy for the treatment for neurodegenerative diseases including ALS, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease, announced today it has been selected to present at the Cavendish Global Health Impact...

2014-04-28 23:05:53

A new blood test that has the potential to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease in an individual and significantly advances drug testing and research on the disease, has been developed through grant funding by the Cure Alzheimer's Fund. Boston, MA (PRWEB) April 28, 2014 A new blood test that has the potential to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease in an individual and significantly advances drug testing and research on the disease, has been developed through grant funding by the Cure...

2014-04-24 12:21:07

One of the first studies to look at a relationship between death and the two types of mild cognitive impairment (MCI), or problems with memory and thinking abilities, suggests that people who have thinking problems but their memory is still intact might have a higher death rate in a period of six years compared to those who have no thinking or memory problems. The research was released today and will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 66th Annual Meeting in Philadelphia,...

2014-04-24 12:19:38

Mayo Clinic research studying the relationship between death and the two types of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) suggests that people who have these conditions die at a higher rate than people without MCI. The research was released today and will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 66th Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, April 26 to May 3, 2014. For the study, 862 people with thinking problems and 1,292 with no thinking problems between the ages of 70 and 89 were followed for...

2014-04-24 10:52:56

TAU discovers that protein clusters implicated in neurodegenerative diseases actually serve to protect brain cells People diagnosed with Huntington's disease, most in their mid-thirties and forties, face a devastating prognosis: complete mental, physical, and behavioral decline within two decades. "Mutant" protein clusters, long blamed for the progression of the genetic disease, have been the primary focus of therapies in development by pharmaceutical companies. But according to new...

2014-04-23 23:02:43

On May 17, plant hope for a better tomorrow for people touched by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Toronto, Ontario (PRWEB) April 23, 2014 Spring is in the air. After a challenging winter, the sight of shoots of plants poking through the soil reminds us of what possibilities the new season promises and what rewards the gardener’s efforts will bring. Gardening stems from more than a desire to bring colour and beauty into a patch of dirt. It is about hope. In the words of Audrey...

Exercise Keeps Hippocampus Healthy In People At Risk For Alzheimer's Disease
2014-04-23 15:09:22

University of Maryland Maintaining hippocampus volume is key to delaying cognitive decline and onset of dementia symptoms in those with genetic risk for Alzheimer's A study of older adults at increased risk for Alzheimer's disease shows that moderate physical activity may protect brain health and stave off shrinkage of the hippocampus– the brain region responsible for memory and spatial orientation that is attacked first in Alzheimer's disease. Dr. J. Carson Smith, a kinesiology...

2014-04-23 08:32:54

Resource Will Provide Comprehensive Overview of the Science for Prevention Therapies NEW YORK, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF) announced today the launch of Cognitive Vitality, a new online resource developed to provide a comprehensive and credible overview and analysis of the science for specific strategies to prevent Alzheimer's and related dementias. The resource showcases the strength of the science for and against...

2014-04-22 23:14:36

Marianne Sciucco, registered nurse and author of award-winning Kindle bestseller "Blue Hydrangeas," an Alzheimer's love story, will speak at the Alzheimer's Association's Hudson Valley/Westchester/Rockland Chapter's Spring Educational Conference "Facing Alzheimer's Disease: Improving Quality of Life" on Monday, April 28th at Orange Regional Medical Center, Middletown, New York. Middletown, NY (PRWEB) April 22, 2014 Nurse/Author Marianne Sciucco will...

2014-04-22 20:21:40

Celebrity Contributors include Joey McIntyre, Sarah Rafferty, Bern Nadette Stanis and Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer CHICAGO, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Alzheimer's Association(®) has collaborated with Chicken Soup for the Soul(®) on a new book of personal stories and experiences called Chicken Soup for the Soul: Living with Alzheimer's & Other Dementias, available for purchase beginning today, April 22, in print and eBook format. The book, comprised of essays,...


Word of the Day
sough
  • 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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