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2014-04-22 12:09:23

Research published in the Journal of Molecular Biology Researchers from NeuroPhage Pharmaceuticals, Inc. have engineered a series of molecules with the potential to treat most neurodegenerative diseases that are characterized by misfolded proteins, such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and Huntington's diseases. These molecules are based on what the Company calls a general amyloid interaction motif, or GAIM, which recognizes a characteristic common to many toxic, misfolded proteins, not just...

2014-04-22 08:30:14

--Research Published in the Journal of Molecular Biology-- CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Researchers from NeuroPhage Pharmaceuticals, Inc. have engineered a series of molecules with the potential to treat most neurodegenerative diseases that are characterized by misfolded proteins, such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and Huntington's diseases. These molecules are based on what the Company calls a general amyloid interaction motif, or GAIM, which recognizes a...

2014-04-21 13:49:52

Compounds identified that stabilize retromer protein complex, which protects neurons from amyloid-beta A team of researchers from Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC), Weill Cornell Medical College, and Brandeis University has devised a wholly new approach to the treatment of Alzheimer's disease involving the so-called retromer protein complex. Retromer plays a vital role in neurons, steering amyloid precursor protein (APP) away from a region of the cell where APP is cleaved, creating...

2014-04-16 11:43:12

UC Irvine neurobiologists have found that genetically modified neural stem cells show positive results when transplanted into the brains of mice with the symptoms and pathology of Alzheimer's disease. The pre-clinical trial is published in the journal Stem Cells Research and Therapy, and the approach has been shown to work in two different mouse models. Alzheimer's disease, one of the most common forms of dementia, is associated with accumulation of the protein amyloid-beta in the brain in...

Alzheimer's Risk Higher For Women Due To Gene Variant
2014-04-16 10:21:00

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New research from scientists at Stanford University has revealed a genetic variant that raises the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease in women, but not in men. After analyzing information on numerous older individuals who were followed over time, the scientists recognized a genetic variant called ApoE4 that conveyed the sex-specific elevated risk level, according to their report in the Annals of Neurology. While more women...

2014-04-15 23:12:14

Marianne Sciucco's award winning Kindle bestseller "Blue Hydrangeas," an Alzheimer's love story, is becoming a favorite of Alzheimer's caregivers. Sciucco is a registered nurse and certified case manager who penned the novel while working with Alzheimer's patients and their families in an upstate New York hospital. Middletown, NY (PRWEB) April 15, 2014 Caregivers for loved ones with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias have given a warm response to...

2014-04-14 14:20:45

Alzheimer's disease, the primary cause of dementia in the elderly, imposes a tremendous social and economic burden on modern society. In Japan, the burden of the disease in 2050 is estimated to be a half a trillion US dollars, a figure equivalent to the government's annual revenues. Unfortunately, it has proven very difficult to develop drugs capable of ameliorating the disease. After a tremendous burst of progress in the 1990s, the pace of discoveries has slowed. Dr. Saido believes that...

2014-04-14 12:32:55

Researchers recruiting patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease to participate in six week study SUN CITY, Ariz., April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Banner Sun Health Research Institute is proud to announce it is one of just five facilities in the United States to launch a new clinical trial for patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease (AD). This study, titled "Effect of NeuroAD(TM), Combined TMS Stimulation and Cognitive Training, on the cognitive function of mild to...

2014-04-12 23:00:34

The three-part educational series covered the types and stages of dementia, practical ways to address behavioral changes associated with dementia and how to communicate with someone with dementia. Castle Rock, CO (PRWEB) April 12, 2014 Home Care Assistance of Douglas County, a leading provider of in-home care for seniors, is dedicated to partnering with other community members in an effort to increase awareness around longevity and aging. In line with this commitment to community...

2014-04-11 23:02:38

Home Care Assistance invites caregivers, clients and community members to participate in “The Walk to Okinawa,” a simulated trek from Scottsdale, Arizona to Okinawa, Japan. Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) April 11, 2014 Home Care Assistance, North America’s leading provider of in-home care for seniors, invites members of the Scottsdale Area and East Valley communities to register for the “Walk to Okinawa.” Registrants will receive a free pedometer to track their steps each day as the...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'