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2010-08-10 20:30:19

UCI researchers locate brain passage that could aid early diagnosisWith the help of volunteers aged 18 to 89, UC Irvine researchers have identified for the first time in humans a long-hidden part of the brain called the perforant path. Scientists have struggled for decades to locate the tiny passage, which is believed to deteriorate gradually as part of normal aging and far more quickly due to Alzheimer's disease."The nice thing about this is we may be able to predict Alzheimer's very early,"...

2010-07-19 09:00:00

To view the Social Media Release, click here: http://smr.newswire.ca/en/goexplore-canada/canadas-biggest-travel-app-for-smartphones HALIFAX, July 19 /PRNewswire/ - The producers say goExplore Canada will show you where to go, what to see, where to stay, where to eat and just "where the heck am I?" It's just been released in the Apple app store and will be available in the Android Market around the end of the month. The free app uses detailed maps and includes more than 3,000 Points of...

2010-07-15 13:41:03

Finding points toward preventive strategy for diabetics, as well as value of predictive test for dementia in nondiabetics Researchers from Mayo Clinic's Florida campus say that dementia in some diabetics appears to be caused often by vascular disease in the brain, and the dementia that develops in people without diabetes is more likely associated with deposition of the plaque seen in people with Alzheimer's disease. The findings were presented at the Alzheimer's Association International...

2010-07-14 12:30:00

HONOLULU, July 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This week, nearly 4,000 scientists from around the world gathered to report and discuss the latest advances in research on treatments, risk factors, and diagnosis for the health epidemic of the 21st century - Alzheimer's disease - at the Alzheimer's Association's 2010 International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease (AAICAD 2010) in Honolulu. "With an aging baby boomer generation, the Alzheimer's disease crisis will continue to touch more lives...

2010-07-14 12:30:00

- - New Alzheimer's Risk Gene May Affect Memory Scores and Brain Atrophy in Middle Age - - Clinical Trial of Intranasal Insulin Shows Benefits in Alzheimer's and MCI - - Known Alzheimer's Risk Gene May Change Shape of Brain Deposits - HONOLULU, July 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Last minute scientific submissions to the Alzheimer's Association International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease 2010 (AAICAD 2010) in Honolulu, HI, known as "hot topics," suggest that (1) a newly-discovered...

2010-07-14 12:00:00

HONOLULU, July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- EnVivo Pharmaceuticals today announced at the Alzheimer's Association 2010 International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease (ICAD) results from its proprietary gamma-secretase modulator (GSM) pre-clinical study. In a transgenic mouse model, EnVivo's EVP-0015962 reduced amyloid plaque buildup which is believed to be a cause of Alzheimer's disease, reversed behavioral deficits and reduced brain inflammation associated with Alzheimer's disease. EVP-0015962...

2010-07-12 19:30:00

- When Combined with a Known Alzheimer's Gene, Your Alzheimer's Risk may be Doubled - HONOLULU, July 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A gene known as FTO, which appears to be correlated with obesity in humans, may also increase risk of Alzheimer's disease and dementia, according to new research presented today at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease 2010 (AAICAD 2010) in Honolulu, HI. And when a person has certain variants of both FTO and a recognized...

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2010-07-12 06:45:00

According to a study published on Sunday, a gene linked to increased life span through calorie restriction also appears to play a critical role in boosting memory and brain power. Laboratory experiments have proven that a protein encoded by the SIRT1 gene can help slow the aging process in rodents. According to the new findings, the enzyme, which is known as Sirtuin1 in humans, seems to enhance memory and nerve-cell development in the brain as well. The researchers wrote in the journal...

2010-07-08 16:01:00

NEW YORK, July 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) will present new data on its investigational compounds targeting various aspects of Alzheimer's disease (AD), a complex degenerative brain disorder. New findings on the role of comorbidities, the burden of care and costs associated with AD, also will be discussed. These data, some in collaboration with our partners, will be presented at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease 2010 (ICAD...

2010-07-07 10:52:00

WASHINGTON, July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- A new clinical trial shows that drinking apple juice significantly improved mood and behavior among a group of patients diagnosed with moderate-to-severe Alzheimer's disease (AD). This latest research supports a growing body of evidence exploring the role of apples and apple products (like 100% apple juice) in delaying the onset and progression of AD. See video from APREC at: http://inr.synapticdigital.com/APREC_37479 The research, published in the June...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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