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2011-01-12 18:13:54

Researchers at the University of British Columbia and Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute have discovered that the genetic mechanism which destroys brain cells is responsible for early development of Alzheimer's Disease in people with Down Syndrome and for development of Alzheimer's Disease in general population "“ providing a potential new target for drugs that could forestall dementia in people with either condition. The research, led by Dr. Weihong Song, Canada Research Chair...

2011-01-04 18:24:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the leading care, research and advocacy organization for Alzheimer's disease, the Alzheimer's Association® applauds President Obama for signing the National Alzheimer's Project Act(NAPA) into law. NAPA creates for the first time a coordinated national strategy to confront one of America's most feared and costly diseases, a disease that will only plague more baby boomers as they age. Given the scale of the Alzheimer...

2010-12-15 12:09:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the leading care, research and advocacy organization for Alzheimer's disease, the Alzheimer's Association® applauds Congress for passage of the National Alzheimer's Project Act (S. 3036, H.R. 4689), a significant step forward in the fight against Alzheimer's disease. The National Alzheimer's Project Act (NAPA) provides an essential framework for the development of a national strategic plan. Championed in the House...

2010-12-09 07:25:00

Foundation's CEO to Call for End to 'Devastation' in House Subcommittee Testimony Today NEW YORK, Dec. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Eric J. Hall, the president and chief executive officer of the Alzheimer's Foundation of America (AFA), today will call on policymakers to "end the devastation" caused by Alzheimer's disease in testimony before the United States House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health. The subcommittee hearing will look at "Alzheimer's Disease:...

2010-12-08 18:40:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the leading care, research and advocacy organization for Alzheimer's disease, the Alzheimer's Association® applauds members of the U.S. Senate for passing the National Alzheimer's Project Act (NAPA) (S. 3036). Because of this successful vote, we are one step closer to laying the groundwork for a national strategic plan to address the Alzheimer's epidemic. The Alzheimer's Association is grateful for the leadership of...

2010-12-06 11:00:00

CHICAGO and NEW YORK, Dec. 6, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- With as many as 10 million U.S. baby boomers at risk for developing Alzheimer's,(1) the Alzheimer's Association and Pfizer (NYSE: PFE) are collaborating to help raise awareness of Alzheimer's disease by emphasizing to all Americans, "It's Time to Face Alzheimer's." The effort encourages people to share photos and stories related to their personal experience with the disease in an effort to show the real and varied "faces" of Alzheimer's....

2010-12-01 12:27:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Alzheimer's Foundation of America (AFA) is pressing to raise Alzheimer's disease to an unprecedented level of awareness by holding the nation's first Alzheimer's disease telethon on December 4 and simultaneously calling on Americans to urge President Obama and Congress to declare a "decade of care." AFA's "Together for Care" telethon rallies leading celebrities and media personalities around the cause to offer information and hope to...

2010-11-23 12:12:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 23, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Highlighting the potentially crushing impact on young children and teens when a loved one has Alzheimer's disease, the Alzheimer's Foundation of America will feature a heartwarming educational discussion and a family profile on this important topic as part of its first-ever Alzheimer's disease telethon on December 4. Al Roker of the "Today" show, serving as host of the telethon, will lead a discussion that will help parents and children...

2010-11-18 09:15:00

TAMPA, Fla., Nov. 18, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, America's biopharmaceutical research companies highlighted the 98 new medicines in the pipeline for Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, either in clinical trials or awaiting FDA review. Researchers, patients, caregivers, advocacy groups and students gathered at the University of South Florida Health Byrd Alzheimer's Institute to discuss the newest advances in Alzheimer's research and to take a look into the future of this debilitating...

2010-11-18 08:42:00

DALLAS, Nov. 18, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- In honor of Alzheimer's Awareness Month, The Potter's House and the Alzheimer's Association of Greater Dallas have joined forces to host a community symposium on Sunday, November 28th. The event will begin at 12:00 pm CT at The Potter's House of Dallas, located at 6777 W. Kiest Boulevard in Dallas. The program, titled "Suffering in Silence," will include information on recognizing the early signs of Alzheimer's disease, solutions for the caregivers,...


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attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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