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2014-07-08 10:03:49

King's College London Scientists have identified a set of 10 proteins in the blood which can predict the onset of Alzheimer's, marking a significant step towards developing a blood test for the disease Scientists have identified a set of 10 proteins in the blood which can predict the onset of Alzheimer's, marking a significant step towards developing a blood test for the disease. The study, led by King's College London and UK proteomics company, Proteome Sciences plc, analysed over...

2014-03-05 10:35:00

Stem cells from patients offer model and drug-discovery platform for early-onset form of disease Harvard stem cell scientists have successfully converted skins cells from patients with early-onset Alzheimer's into the types of neurons that are affected by the disease, making it possible for the first time to study this leading form of dementia in living human cells. This may also make it possible to develop therapies far more quickly and accurately than before. The research, led by...

2014-01-20 12:26:21

Study uncovers role of Neuroligin-1 protein Cleveland Clinic researchers have identified a protein in the brain that plays a critical role in the memory loss seen in Alzheimer's patients, according to a study to be published in the journal Nature Neuroscience and posted online today. The protein – Neuroligin-1 (NLGN1) – is known to be involved in memory formation; this is the first time it's been linked to amyloid-associated memory loss. In Alzheimer's disease, amyloid beta...

2013-10-17 11:45:51

Discovery could help target clinical studies involving Alzheimer's therapeutics People who carry a genetic mutation associated with Alzheimer's disease may develop the disease three years earlier than expected, according to a new study from Keck Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC). Scientists at the Keck School of Medicine of USC have mapped the effects of that genetic mutation, showing for the first time how the Alzheimer's risk factor affects the living human...

Genetic Interactions In Alzheimers Brain
2013-07-25 09:20:15

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center recently discovered key molecular pathways in the brain that lead to late-onset Alzheimer's disease, the most common form of the disorder. Both systems biology and cell biology tools were used in this new study that presents a unique approach to Alzheimer's disease research as well as new possibilities for drug targets. Most Alzheimer research is based on laboratory studies of...

Researchers Quantify Brain Protein Changes In Alzheimer Patients
2013-06-13 08:30:44

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A significant and potentially pivotal difference between the brains of patients with an inherited form of Alzheimer's disease and healthy family members who do not have it has been measured by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Researchers have long known that a protein fragment called amyloid beta builds up into plaques in Alzheimer´s patient´s brains. The theory is that these plaques...

Alzheimer's Disease: Protective Gene Variant Sheds Light On Potential New Treatment
2013-04-26 04:44:04

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online New research published Thursday in the journal Neuron sheds new light on the molecular causes of Alzheimer´s disease, while also revealing a potential new therapy which could help prevent cognitive decline and brain damage during the early stages of the neurodegenerative disorder. The study focuses on a variant of a gene known as CD33, which typically contributes to Alzheimer´s disease by inhibiting the ability of a...


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cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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