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2011-10-27 22:07:46

In a development that sheds new light on the pathology of Alzheimer's disease (AD), a team of Whitehead Institute scientists has identified connections between genetic risk factors for the disease and the effects of a peptide toxic to nerve cells in the brains of AD patients. The scientists, working in and in collaboration with the lab of Whitehead Member Susan Lindquist, established these previously unknown links in an unexpected way. They used a very simple cell type–yeast...

2011-10-15 07:00:00

Ever looked out the windshield on the way to work wondering, âœWhere the heck did THOSE storm clouds from?â Donât be the last guy on your block still doing that. FireWhat Inc. has your weather woes covered. Dunsmuir, CA (PRWEB) October 15, 2011 21st century satellite imagery and constantly updated local weather in one place? How come no one has done this before?! FireWhat Inc., a Dunsmuir, CA start-up, has created the definitive weather...

2011-09-28 09:21:34

Animal study may suggest way to rescue cells from disease A protein linked to Alzheimer's disease kills nerve cells that detect odors, according to an animal study in the September 28 issue of The Journal of Neuroscience. The findings shed light on why people with Alzheimer's disease often lose their sense of smell early on in the course of the disease. "Deficits in odor detection and discrimination are among the earliest symptoms of Alzheimer's disease, suggesting that the sense of...

Award-winning Research Points Toward Alzheimer’s Vaccine
2011-09-27 03:44:50

An accomplice to the protein that causes plaque buildup in Alzheimer's disease is the focus of a potential new treatment, according to research by a Georgia Health Sciences University graduate student. In Alzheimer's, the amyloid protein can accumulate in the brain instead of being eliminated by the body's natural defenses, nestling between the neurons and forming impassable plaques. Amyloid and the way it gets there could be targets for a new vaccine. "RAGE, or receptor for advanced...

2011-09-07 19:35:01

Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a devastating neurodegenerative disorder that causes progressive cognitive impairment and memory loss. Now, a new study published by Cell Press in the September 8 issue of the journal Neuron identifies a previously unrecognized link between neuroinflammation and the classical pathological brain changes that are the hallmark of the disease. In addition, the research identifies a new potential therapeutic target for AD. AD is characterized by abnormal accumulation...

2011-09-01 16:37:55

Alzheimer disease (AD) is the most common cause of dementia among older people. One of the main features of AD is the presence in the brain of abnormal clumps of the protein fragment beta-amyloid, which are known as amyloid plaques. A team of researchers, led by Jens Pahnke, at the University of Rostock, Germany, has now identified a way to reduce the amount of beta-amyloid in the brains of mice with a disease that models AD, providing hope that a similar approach might be possible in...

2011-09-01 15:24:41

Researchers have found that a protein variation linked by some genetic studies to Alzheimer's disease is consistently present in the brains of people with Alzheimer's. In further biochemical and cell culture investigations, they have shown that this protein, known as ubiquilin-1, performs a critical Alzheimer's-related function: it "chaperones" the formation of amyloid precursor protein, a molecule whose malformation has been directly tied to Alzheimer's pathology. "What we saw here is...

2011-08-18 00:00:41

A new iPhone App called It's Done! is helping brain injury survivors remember whether they turned off the stove, locked the door, or took their medication. For those dealing with short term memory problems, the app instantly confirms the completion of everyday routine tasks. Houston, TX (PRWEB) August 17, 2011 A new iPhone App called It's Done! is helping brain injury survivors remember whether they turned off the stove, locked the door, or took their medication. For those dealing with...


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mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.