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2011-09-01 15:24:41

Researchers have found that a protein variation linked by some genetic studies to Alzheimer's disease is consistently present in the brains of people with Alzheimer's. In further biochemical and cell culture investigations, they have shown that this protein, known as ubiquilin-1, performs a critical Alzheimer's-related function: it "chaperones" the formation of amyloid precursor protein, a molecule whose malformation has been directly tied to Alzheimer's pathology. "What we saw here is...

2011-08-31 12:42:57

An international team of researchers led by neuroscientists at Mayo Clinic in Florida has found a genetic variation they say protects against Parkinson's disease. The gene variants cut the risk of developing the disease by nearly 20 percent in many populations. The study, published in the online Aug. 31 issue of Lancet Neurology, also reports the discovery of different variants of the same gene, LRRK2– the most important Parkinson's risk gene found to date – that double...

2011-08-11 12:04:38

A new study suggests that the relationship between brain shrinkage and memory loss in Alzheimer's disease changes across the age spectrum. The research is published in the August 10, 2011, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. "Those who are 85 and older make up the fastest growing population in the world," said study author Mark Bondi, PhD, with the University of California San Diego School of Medicine and VA San Diego...

2011-07-21 06:59:18

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Can you prevent Alzheimer's disease? New research shows up to half of all Alzheimer's cases are attributable to seven preventable risk factors. About 33.9 million people have Alzheimer's disease worldwide, and researchers expect that number to triple in the next 40 years. In the new study, presented at the Alzheimer's Association 2011 International Conference in Paris, researchers reviewed data related to predisposing factors for Alzheimer's. They identified seven risk...

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2011-07-21 05:40:22

An experimental procedure using a blood test to screen people for early signs of Alzheimer's was able to accurately detect the proteins, which begin to build up in the brain a decade or more before they cause memory and thinking problems. The blood test developed by scientists at Australia's national science agency, CSIRO, is the first to be validated against brain scans and other accepted diagnostic tests with good accuracy, according to results reported at the Alzheimer's Association...

2011-07-20 03:30:00

- New Reports Highlight Advances in Early Detection and Global Collaborations - - French President Sarkozy Addresses Researchers on National Alzheimer's Plan - PARIS, July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This week, more than 5,000 scientists from around the world gathered in Paris to report the latest advances in Alzheimer's research at the Alzheimer's Association® International Conference 2011 (AAIC 2011). Scientists presented and discussed early detection, medical...

2011-07-20 03:30:00

- Population Destined to Get Alzheimer's is Ideal to Study Prevention; Trials Being Planned - PARIS, July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Measurable brain chemistry changes may appear 10 to 20 years before the first detectable memory and thinking impairments among people with a rare genetic form of Alzheimer's, according to new research presented today at the Alzheimer's Association® International Conference 2011 (AAIC 2011) in Paris. According to the researchers,...


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  • 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.
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  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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