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2013-05-07 16:18:57

Scientists´ picture of how a gene strongly linked to Alzheimer´s disease harms the brain may have to be revised, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found. People with harmful forms of the APOE gene have up to 12 times the risk of developing Alzheimer´s disease compared with those who have other variations of the gene. Many researchers believe that the memory loss and cognitive problems of Alzheimer´s result from the buildup over...

2013-04-18 12:15:11

Close family members of people with Alzheimer's disease are more than twice as likely as those without a family history to develop silent buildup of brain plaques associated with Alzheimer's disease, according to researchers at Duke Medicine. The study, published online in the journal PLOS ONE on April 17, 2013, confirms earlier findings on a known genetic variation that increases one's risk for Alzheimer's, and raises new questions about other genetic factors involved in the disease that...

2013-04-10 14:38:04

Genetic study of late-onset Alzheimer disease in African Americans identifies unique risk levels A variation in the gene ABCA7 causes a twofold increase in the risk of late onset Alzheimer disease among African Americans, according to a meta-analysis by a team of researchers including experts from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. This is the largest analysis to date to determine genetic risk associated with late-onset Alzheimer disease (LOAD) specifically...

2013-02-14 10:28:53

Healthy menopausal women carrying a well-known genetic risk factor for Alzheimer's disease showed measurable signs of accelerated biological aging, a new study has found. However, in carriers who started hormone therapy at menopause and remained on that therapy, this acceleration was absent, the researchers said. Hormone therapy for non-carriers of the risk factor, a gene variant called ApoE4, had no protective effect on their biological aging. "This shows that ApoE4 is contributing to...

2012-12-02 05:01:39

innerQuest Psychiatry is a psychiatrist & psychologist group in Asheville, NC composed of Dr. Leonard Cruz, Dr. Steven Buser and Dr. Richard Smoot. In this article, Dr. Cruz reviews recent evidence of a cancer drug showing hopeful signs for new treatment in Alzheimers disease. Asheville, NC (PRWEB) December 01, 2012 innerQuest Psychiatry is a psychiatrist & psychologist group in Asheville, NC composed of Dr. Leonard Cruz, Dr. Steven Buser and Dr. Richard Smoot. In this article,...

Gene Discovered That Triples Risk Of Alzheimer's Disease
2012-11-15 15:08:47

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A group of researchers from 44 different institutions around the world, including scientists from the Mayo Clinic, the University of Toronto, and the University of Nottingham, recently discovered a gene that almost triples the risk of developing Alzheimer´s disease. The international group of scientists utilized the Nottingham ARUK DNA bank, one of the biggest collections of DNA pooled from Alzheimer´s patients....

2012-10-16 10:55:00

A new study shows that having a high amount of beta amyloid or "plaques" in the brain associated with Alzheimer's disease may cause steeper memory decline in mentally healthy older people than does having the APOE É›4 allele, also associated with the disease. The study is published in the October 16, 2012, print issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. "Our results show that plaques may be a more important factor in determining which...


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abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.