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2011-07-09 00:00:30

Nonprofit AHAF announces $5.6 million in grants for Alzheimer's and eye disease research to scientists worldwide. Includes $3.4 million for Alzheimer's disease. Clarksburg, MD (PRWEB) July 08, 2011 Alzheimer's disease scientists: >    Examine the Role of Sleep in Memory Loss; >    Assess Genetic Risks for the Disease; >    Move Closer to Human Clinical Trials on Drug Therapies The American Health Assistance Foundation...

2011-06-29 18:13:55

Overexpression of gene is linked with Alzheimer's disease and down syndrome Chronic stress has long been linked with neurodegeneration. Scientists at USC now think they may know why. The study, which has tremendous implications for understanding and treating Alzheimer's disease, was published in the June issue of The FASEB Journal (the Journal of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology). Corresponding author Kelvin J. A. Davies, the James E. Birren Chair at the USC Davis...

2011-06-14 13:38:51

Researchers at North Carolina State University have figured out how copper induces misfolding in the protein associated with Parkinson's disease, leading to creation of the fibrillar plaques which characterize the disease. This finding has implications for both the study of Parkinson's progression, as well as for future treatments. The protein in question, alpha-synuclein, is the major component of fibrillar plaques found in Parkinson's patients. Researchers had already discovered that...

2011-05-31 21:15:59

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego, the Medical University of South Carolina and American Life Science Pharmaceuticals of San Diego have demonstrated that oral administration of a cysteine protease inhibitor, E64d, not only reduces the build-up of ÃŽ²-amyloid (AÃŽ²) in the brains of animal models for Alzheimer's disease, but also results in a substantial improvement in memory deficit. A paper detailing the findings has been published as an...

2011-05-18 00:01:31

In just one month iPodiatrist iPhone App has touched down in every corner of the world bringing the importance of foot health to every inhabited continent on the planet. Dr. Alec Hochstein the "iPodiatrist" has fielded questions from patients, students, and doctors on every one of them, from diabetic footcare to bunions and hammertoes. Great Neck, NY (PRWEB) May 17, 2011 iPodaitrist was uploaded to the Apple App store just three weeks ago and has been received with tremendous interest....

2011-05-13 11:03:48

What if you were told you carried a gene that increases your risk for Alzheimer's disease? And what if you were told this gene starts to do its damage not when you're old but when you're young? Brace yourself. Scientists know there is a strong genetic component to the development of late-onset Alzheimer's. In 1993, researchers discovered a gene known as ApoE4 "” carried by about a quarter of us "” that triples the risk for getting Alzheimer's. In 2009, three more risky genes were...

2011-05-02 19:45:01

Higher levels of cell chatter boost amyloid beta in the brain regions that Alzheimer's hits first, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis report. Amyloid beta is the main ingredient of the plaque lesions that are a hallmark of Alzheimer's. These brain regions belong to a network that is more active when the brain is at rest. The discovery that cells in these regions communicate with each other more often than cells in other parts of the brain may help explain...

2011-04-27 15:07:29

VA-USF study finds cotinine reduces the brain plaques associated with dementia Cotinine, a compound derived from tobacco, reduced plaques associated with dementia and prevented memory loss in a mouse model of Alzheimer's disease, a study led by researchers at Bay Pines VA Healthcare System and the University of South Florida found. The findings are reported online in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease in advance of print publication. "We found a compound that protects neurons, prevents the...

2011-04-21 07:50:29

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- It's been 27 years since the clinical diagnostic criteria for Alzheimer's disease has been revised.  Research guidelines for prior stages of the disease have been characterized to reflect a deeper comprehension of the disorder that affects someone every 70 seconds in the U.S., making it the fifth leading killer. The initial criteria were the foremost to address the disease and described merely later stages, when symptoms of dementia had already manifested. The...

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2011-04-04 06:15:00

Researchers have identified four more genetic triggers that lead to Alzheimer's, which is double the amount linked with the disease previously. "This is a major advance in the field thanks to many scientists across the country working together over several years," Dr. David Bennett, director of the Rush Alzheimer's Disease Center, said in a statement. "These findings add key information needed to understand the causes of Alzheimer's disease and should help in discovering approaches to its...


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callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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