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2009-08-12 15:10:00

Formal education diminishes the impact of Alzheimer's disease on cognition even if brain volume loss has occurred, researchers in Germany say. Dr. Robert Perneczky of Technische Universitat Munchen in Germany said formal education modifies the association between brain damage -- loss of brain volume indicated via magnetic resonance imaging scans -- and clinical symptoms of dementia. We know that there is not always a close association between brain damage due to Alzheimer's disease and the...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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