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2008-11-30 07:20:00

A Swedish researcher said on Friday that mice who were fed junk food for nine months showed signs of developing the abnormal brain tangles strongly associated with Alzheimer's disease. A series of published papers by a researcher at Sweden's Karolinska Institute showed how a diet rich in fat, sugar and cholesterol could increase the risk of the most common type of dementia. "On examining the brains of these mice, we found a chemical change not unlike that found in the Alzheimer brain,"...

2008-11-29 11:41:22

The adult children of people with the inherited form of Alzheimer's disease are being sought for a new study of the rare disorder. Three hundred adults with a biological parent diagnosed with a known genetic mutation causing the early-onset form of Alzheimer's are being sought for a six-year, $16 million study being funded by the U.S. National Institute on Aging, HealthDay News reported Friday. Just 5 percent of Alzheimer's patients have the inherited form of the disease, which can affect...

2008-11-26 19:57:20

U.S. experts at the Alzheimer's Association offer help in differentiating between changes that come with aging and Alzheimer's disease. Being less able to remember certain things as a person gets older, they say, need not be a sign of ill health. The symptoms of Alzheimer's disease are much more severe than simple memory lapses, the experts said in a statement. People with Alzheimer's experience difficulties communicating, thinking, reasoning and learning -- problems severe enough to have...

2008-11-26 18:50:49

Officials of the U.S. Alzheimer's Association say their round-the-clock help line receives more than a 30-percent increase in calls during the holidays. The association notes that as families gather at this time of year, changes in a loved one may create concerns. It's critical for family members to follow up with someone if they noticed subtle changes in family members, Peter Reed of the Alzheimer's Association said in a statement. Early detection of Alzheimer's disease gives people the...

2008-11-25 17:36:47

A commonly used anesthetic can produce changes associated with Alzheimer's disease in the brains of living mammals, U.S. researchers said. Massachusetts General Hospital investigators in Boston show how administration of the gas isoflurane can lead to generation of the toxic amyloid-beta protein -- associated with Alzheimer's disease -- in the brains of mice. These are the first results indicating that isoflurane can set off a time-dependent cascade inducing cell death and enhanced levels of...

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2008-11-16 12:00:00

A new finding suggests older adults with fewer fiber-like tangles of a protein linked with Alzheimer's stay sharper throughout life than those who age normally. "This new finding in super aged brains is very exciting," said Changiz Geula, principal investigator of the study and a research professor of neurology at the Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer's Disease Center at Northwestern's Feinberg School. "Super-aged," means those people who maintain sharp cognitive skills in advanced age rather...

2008-11-11 12:00:26

TorreyPines Therapeutics, a biopharmaceutical company, has agreed to sell its Alzheimer's disease genetics research program to Eisai for an upfront cash payment. TorreyPines and Eisai have collaborated on the genetics program since 2002, with the most recent agreement between the parties concluding on September 30, 2008. The Alzheimer's disease genetics research program focused on the discovery of Alzheimer's disease targets using whole-genome family-based association screening. The...

2008-10-02 21:00:05

By Melissa Evans The number of people living with Alzheimer's disease will more than double over the next two decades, placing financial pressure on the public health system and thousands of caregivers throughout Los Angeles County, says a report released Wednesday. An estimated 325,000 residents will be diagnosed with Alzheimer's by 2030, up from 147,000 who now have the disease, according to the report by the Los Angeles Department of Public Health. The massive rise is attributed...

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2008-08-12 09:15:00

Lower educational achievement may be early sign Scientists from the University of South Florida and the University of Kentucky report that people who develop Alzheimer's disease may show signs of the neurodegenerative illness many decades earlier in life "” including compromised educational achievement. Their research is published online this month in the journal Alzheimer's Disease and Associated Disorders. Participants in the Nun Study were studied to identify those who became...

2008-08-12 09:00:38

Signs of Alzheimer's disease may be present decades before diagnosis WASHINGTON, Aug. 11 (Xinhua) -- A team of U.S. scientists report on Monday that people who develop Alzheimer's disease may show signs of the neurodegenerative illness many decades earlier in life, including compromised educational achievement. Scientists from University of South Florida and University of Kentucky published their study results on-line in the journal Alzheimer's Disease and Associated Disorders. Among...


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caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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