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2009-08-07 15:09:48

A recently discovered gene appears twice as often in people with Alzheimer's disease than in those without it, researchers in California said. Alzheimer's is the leading cause of elderly dementia and so far scientists have found no cure. The TOMM40 gene, discovered by researchers at the University of California, Irvine, significantly increases the susceptibility of Alzheimer's when other risk factors -- such as having a gene called ApoE-4 -- are present, said Dr.

2009-07-15 16:00:00

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., July 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Memory lapses that occur with normal aging are a source of worry for many who fear Alzheimer's disease.

2009-07-14 08:00:00

VIENNA, Austria, July 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Elan Corporation, plc (NYSE: ELN) and Wyeth (NYSE: WYE) presented information this week at the Alzheimer Association 2009 International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease (ICAD 2009) from seven posters and one podium presentation about the growing burden of care and costs associated with Alzheimer's disease (AD) and how to measure them.

2009-07-13 07:18:14

People who have superior language skills early in life may be less likely to develop the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease as they age.

2009-07-13 01:30:00

VIENNA, Austria, July 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The number of people with Alzheimer's and dementia - both new cases and total numbers with the disease -continues to rise among the very oldest segments of the population in contradiction of the conventional wisdom, according to research reported today at the Alzheimer's Association 2009 International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease (ICAD 2009) in Vienna.(Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090529/ICADLOGO ) Previous...

2009-07-13 01:30:00

VIENNA, Austria, July 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The Alzheimer's Association recognized four scientists for their extraordinary achievements in advancing Alzheimer's research at its 2009 International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease (ICAD 2009) in Vienna, Austria.

2009-07-09 06:28:33

That morning cup of joe may help reverse memory loss in Alzheimer's patients.

2009-07-08 16:47:07

People who have superior language skills early in life may be less likely to develop Alzheimer's disease decades later, despite having the hallmark signs of the disease

2009-07-02 10:27:28

A U.S.-led international team of scientists said it has found laboratory evidence that a cluster of peptides might be the toxic agent in Alzheimer's disease. We believe that we have put a face, a structure, on the molecular assembly that is responsible for Alzheimer's disease, said University of California-Santa Barbara Professor Michael Bowers, who led the study. The researchers focused on toxic Amyloid Beta 42 peptides, showing how they aggregate. The AB42 peptide is composed of 42 amino...

2009-05-22 13:24:18

A discovery made by researchers at McGill University and the affiliated Lady Davis Research Institute for Medical Research at Montreal's Jewish General Hospital offers new hope for the early diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer's disease.


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ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.