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2012-04-20 12:42:15

Multiple disease-related changes progress in parallel through distinct stages Studying a mouse model of Alzheimer's disease, neuroscientists at the Technische Universitaet Muenchen have observed correlations between increases in both soluble and plaque-forming beta-amyloid — a protein implicated in the disease process — and dysfunctional developments on several levels: individual cortical neurons, neuronal circuits, sensory cognition, and behavior. Their results, published in...

2012-04-16 23:00:24

Two research studies, co-led by UC Davis neurologist Charles DeCarli and conducted by an international team that included more than 80 scientists at 71 institutions in eight countries, has advanced understanding of the genetic components of Alzheimer´s disease and of brain development. Sacramento, Calif. (PRWEB) April 15, 2012 Two research studies, co-led by UC Davis neurologist Charles DeCarli and conducted by an international team that included more than 80 scientists at 71...

Amazon Now Accepting In-App Payments
2012-04-11 05:53:58

Amazon announced on Tuesday that it will begin accepting in-app payments from its online marketplace. The move is similar to those taken by Google and Apple to generate more revenue by offering in-app updates and upgrades for purchase. Amazon said that it will be taking 30 percent from every in-app purchase made on apps downloaded through the marketplace. “We´re just following the paradigm that´s out there with the 70-30 split,” Amazon App Store´s director...

2012-04-10 13:50:29

According to new study published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease Alzheimer's disease (AD) is now the sixth leading cause of death among Americans, affecting nearly 1 in 8 people over the age of 65. There is currently no treatment that alters the course of this disease. However, an increasing amount of evidence suggests that changes in the way the body handles iron and other metals like copper and zinc may start years before the onset of AD symptoms. A new study shows that reducing...

2012-04-10 12:25:54

According to new study published in the Journal of Alzheimer´s Disease Alzheimer´s disease (AD) is now the sixth leading cause of death among Americans, affecting nearly 1 in 8 people over the age of 65. There is currently no treatment that alters the course of this disease. However, an increasing amount of evidence suggests that changes in the way the body handles iron and other metals like copper and zinc may start years before the onset of AD symptoms. A new study shows that...

2012-04-10 02:31:02

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., April 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Siemens Healthcare (NYSE: SI) is the first company worldwide to announce a complete integrated diagnostic imaging solution proposed for the detection of amyloid plaques -- one of the necessary pathological features of Alzheimer's disease(1,2,3) -- in the living brain. The latest elements of Siemens' integrated solution came today with the company's U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) application for its syngo(®).PET Amyloid...

2012-04-06 18:20:08

INDIANAPOLIS, April 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) and Avid Radiopharmaceuticals, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Lilly, today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of Amyvid(TM), a radioactive diagnostic agent indicated for brain imaging of beta-amyloid plaques in patients with cognitive impairment who are being evaluated for Alzheimer's Disease and other causes of cognitive decline.[1] Amyvid binds to amyloid plaques, a...

2012-04-04 11:01:20

Discovery challenges current thinking and points to new therapies Scientists at the Gladstone Institutes have enhanced our understanding of how a protein linked to Alzheimer's disease keeps young brains healthy, but can damage them later in life–suggesting new research avenues for treating this devastating disease. In the Journal of Neuroscience, available online today, researchers in the laboratory of Yadong Huang, MD, PhD, have uncovered the distinct roles that the apoE protein...

2012-04-03 02:24:47

LONDON, April 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Released in time for the Easter holidays, Noise Down is an innovative noise controlling app - and is available today in the Apple app store. Noise Down measures the noise levels in a house, school or office and allows the user to set an upper limit in decibels. As soon as someone goes over the limit, an alarm sounds and the offender is named and shamed. "The idea for the app initially came from within my own household", said...

2012-03-29 23:20:41

Findings target disease-causing tau isoform and raise the possibility of an immunization strategy at early stage of disease Under normal circumstances, the tau protein is a hard-working participant in memory and normal brain functioning. But as is becoming increasingly evident, in Alzheimer's disease and other neurodegenerative diseases, tau not only ceases to play a productive role in brain health, but actually undergoes a Jekyll-and-Hyde transformation to become a misshapen villain that...