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2014-02-05 12:27:55

Mounting Evidence of Biological Similarities Inspires Funding Program to Advance Understanding of Two Most Common Brain Diseases CHICAGO, NEW YORK and TORONTO, Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As research unveils overlap in the biology -- in addition to long-noted shared clinical symptoms -- of Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases, three non-profit organizations are uniting to encourage further study into the similarities and differences between the two most common brain diseases,...

2014-02-03 12:29:31

Clinical research team meets with principal investigators in St Petersburg as a clinical trial of the first tau aggregation inhibitor (TAI) in Phase 3, aimed at halting the progression of Alzheimer's, gets underway in Russia ALBANY, N.Y., Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A doctor-and-nurse team from the Neurological Associates of Albany clinic will travel to St Petersburg, Russia, next month to meet with clinical research doctors about TauRx Therapeutics' global Phase 3 clinical trial...

2014-01-16 20:22:21

WASHINGTON, Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An unprecedented $122 million increase for Alzheimer's research, education, outreach and caregiver support stemming from the efforts of Alzheimer's Association advocates was passed swiftly by Congress today. The Alzheimer's Association commends the bipartisan work of our elected officials to make Alzheimer's disease a national priority. Congress has been engaged in addressing Alzheimer's over the last several years, having...

2014-01-09 08:28:04

BOSTON, Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Akili Interactive Labs Inc. ("Akili") announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Pfizer Inc. to test the ability of Akili's mobile video game platform ("Project EVO") to detect cognitive differences in healthy elderly people at risk of developing Alzheimer's disease. To Akili's knowledge this is the first time that a large pharmaceutical company will test the use of a mobile video game as a clinical tool to determine early signs of...

2014-01-06 04:21:53

Clinical research centers added to allow more patients to access a tau-based investigational treatment for mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease ABERDEEN, Scotland, Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TauRx Therapeutics Ltd, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing a novel treatment for Alzheimer's disease, has expanded its international clinical trials by adding new research centers across the U.S. The addition of 35 clinical research centers means that more patients suffering...


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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