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Alzheimer's Development And Progression Seen Through New Imaging Agents
2013-09-20 04:27:08

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers have created a new class of imaging agents that could allow them to view the biological processes that occur in the brain during the development and progression of Alzheimer’s disease, according to research appearing in Wednesday’s edition of the journal Neuron. Senior author Dr. Makoto Higuchi of the National Institute of Radiological Sciences in Japan and colleagues have developed a fluorescent compound that...

Iron Accumulation Contributes To Alzheimer's Disease
2013-08-21 04:32:35

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Another day, another essential mineral linked to Alzheimer's disease. On the heels of a University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) Department of Neurosurgery study which found that copper could factor into the onset and progression of the neurodegenerative condition, a second group of scientists has published research suggesting that iron accumulation could be one of the core contributing factors leading to the onset of the...

2013-08-20 17:06:59

In patients with early Alzheimer's disease, disruptions in brain networks emerge about the same time as chemical markers of the disease appear in the spinal fluid, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have shown. While two chemical markers in the spinal fluid are regarded as reliable indicators of early disease, the new study, published in JAMA Neurology, is among the first to show that scans of brain networks may be an equally effective and less invasive...

Copper Linked To Onset Of Alzheimer's Disease
2013-08-20 05:03:30

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online An element that is essential to all living organisms could also be one of the primary environmental factors that can lead to the onset of Alzheimer’s disease, according to new research appearing in Monday’s edition of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Copper, which is a key constituent of the respiratory enzyme complex cytochrome c oxidase, also appears to enhance the progression of the...

2013-08-12 23:18:29

A study funded in part by the Cure Alzheimer's Fund looking at the links between cholesterol and Alzheimer's brings researchers closer to identifying a drug to interrupt the disease process. Boston, Massachusetts (PRWEB) August 12, 2013 For several years now, researchers have been aware of important links between cholesterol and Alzheimer's disease. A new study by Dr. Dora Kovacs and her team at Massachusetts General Hospital, funded in part by the Cure Alzheimer’s Fund...

2013-08-08 09:39:19

Though one might think the brains of people who develop Alzheimer's disease (AD) possess building blocks of the disease absent in healthy brains, for most sufferers, this is not true. Every human brain contains the ingredients necessary to spark AD, but while an estimated 5 million Americans have AD – a number projected to triple by 2050 – the vast majority of people do not and will not develop the devastating neurological condition. For researchers like...

2013-07-26 14:12:08

Study first to use 'structural' approach in hunt for amyloid-inhibiting agents UCLA chemists and molecular biologists have for the first time used a "structure-based" approach to drug design to identify compounds with the potential to delay or treat Alzheimer's disease, and possibly Parkinson's, Lou Gehrig's disease and other degenerative disorders. All of these diseases are marked by harmful, elongated, rope-like structures known as amyloid fibrils, linked protein molecules that form...


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  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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