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Epigenetic Breakthrough Bolsters Understanding Of Alzheimers

Epigenetic Breakthrough Bolsters Understanding Of Alzheimer's Disease

Liz French, University of Exeter A team led by researchers at the University of Exeter Medical School and King’s College London has uncovered some of the strongest evidence yet that epigenetic changes in the brain play a role in Alzheimer’s...

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2014-08-18 16:25:16

LONDON, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Lewy body Dementia-Pipeline Insights, 2014https://www.reportbuyer.com/product/2278623/-Lewy-body-Dementia-Pipeline-Insights-2014.htmlSUMMARYDelveInsight's," Lewy body Dementia-Pipeline Insights, 2014", report provides comprehensive insights about pipeline drugs across this indication. A key objective of the report is to establish the understanding for all the pipeline drugs that fall...

2014-08-18 08:29:24

MORGANTOWN, W.Va., Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, researchers at the Blanchette Rockefeller Neurosciences Institute (BRNI) announced findings from a new study entitled, "PKCe Deficits in Alzheimer's Disease Brains and Skin Fibroblasts." These new findings offer significant promise for a new therapeutic and diagnostic approach to Alzheimer's disease (AD) that has remained so refractory to effective and early drug treatment. This approach is now the major focus of...

2014-08-14 12:27:51

The Jacobson Memorial Dementia Resource Library at Elite Care's Sylvan Park Campus Opens Today TIGARD, Ore., Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- An estimated 5.2 million Americans currently have Alzheimer's disease, including approximately 200,000 individuals younger than age 65 who have younger-onset Alzheimer's. Alzheimer's is the 3(rd) leading cause of death in Washington. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140814/136143 Millions of Americans are caring for family members with...

2014-08-13 12:29:02

New White Paper also Available on Disease that is a Leading Cause of Young-Onset Dementia RADNOR, Pa., Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Frontotemporal degeneration (FTD), a disease process that results in progressive damage to the temporal and/or frontal lobes of the brain, has been formally included in national research priorities to cure Alzheimer's disease and other dementias by 2025, the Association of Frontotemporal Degeneration (AFTD) announced today....

2014-08-08 23:05:11

Home Care Assistance – Toronto/York Region (HomeCareAssistance-Toronto.com), the leading provider of non-medical, in-home senior care in the Greater Toronto Area, is weighing in on a recent study that claims depression can increase the risk of getting dementia. Toronto, Canada (PRWEB) August 08, 2014 Home Care Assistance – Toronto/York Region (HomeCareAssistance-Toronto.com), the leading provider of non-medical, in-home senior care in the Greater Toronto Area, is weighing in on a...

2014-08-08 23:01:53

A representative of the company will be presenting to Dignity Health St. Mary’s Medical Center’s discharge planning team on Aug. 20. Tiburon, CA (PRWEB) August 08, 2014 Elke Tekin, Living Well Assisted Living at Home’s community relationship and membership services manager, will be presenting at the discharge planning team at the Dignity Health St. Mary’s Medical Center in San Francisco on alternatives to care for patients after hospitalization on Aug. 20. The discharge planning...

Link Between Vitamin D And Dementia Risk Confirmed
2014-08-08 03:02:43

University of Exeter Vitamin D deficiency is associated with a substantially increased risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease in older people, according to the most robust study of its kind ever conducted. An international team, led by Dr David Llewellyn at the University of Exeter Medical School, found that study participants who were severely Vitamin D deficient were more than twice as likely to develop dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. The team studied elderly Americans who...

2014-08-06 23:00:42

New research suggests that AD and VaD have much more in common than diagnostic guidelines currently allow. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) August 06, 2014 Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and vascular dementia (VaD) are the most common forms of dementia. Traditionally, these illnesses have been treated as separate clinical syndromes. But new research led by Drexel University College of Medicine suggests that AD and VaD have much more in common than diagnostic guidelines currently allow. The study is...

2014-08-05 17:26:14

The JAMA Network Journals Bottom Line: Hypertension in middle age (48 to 67 years) was associated with a greater, although still a modest, decline in cognition over a 20-year period compared with individuals who had normal blood pressure. Author: Rebecca F. Gottesman, M.D., Ph.D., of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, and colleagues. Background: Evidence suggests hypertension is a risk factor for cognitive change and dementia and midlife hypertension may be...

2014-08-05 08:42:23

Free Assessment will help adults, aged 50 to 79, in early detection of serious memory issues TORONTO, Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Are you over 50 and worried about memory changes? If so, you're not alone. A recent Brain Health Study showed that 70 percent of Americans aged 45-79 describe their memory as much worse or somewhat worse versus five years ago. 91 percent of that group believe middle-aged and older adults should have their brain health checked regularly. So how do you...


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Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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