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2011-07-17 01:00:00

PARIS, July 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Alzheimer's Association recognized four leading scientists for their extraordinary contributions to Alzheimer's disease research at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference (AAIC 2011) in Paris, France. The Alzheimer's Association is committed to accelerating the global effort to eliminate Alzheimer's disease and to recognizing the efforts of researchers who further our understanding about this devastating disease. The...

2011-07-04 12:39:41

Highly aggregative and neurotoxic amyloid peptide A-beta-43 points the way to new approaches for AD diagnosis and treatment Researchers at the RIKEN Brain Science Institute (BSI) and their collaborators have shed light on the function of a little-studied amyloid peptide in promoting Alzheimer's disease (AD). Their surprising findings reveal that the peptide is more abundant, more neurotoxic, and exhibits a higher propensity to aggregate than amyloidogenic agents studied in earlier research,...

2011-06-30 18:23:17

Researchers at the Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, have identified a series of novel proteins in human cerebrospinal fluid. The proteins, which carry specific sugar molecules, are found in greater concentrations in patients with dementia caused by Alzheimer's disease than in patients with dementia caused by other diseases. This gives hope for new forms of treatment in the future. Göran Larson is a professor at the Sahlgrenska Academy and one of the authors of the article...

2011-06-24 07:51:00

(Ivanhoe Newswire)--The second most common cause of degenerative Parkinsonism is a devastating disease that currently has no available treatment. The disease is called progressive supranuclear palsy, or PSP, and is a form of frontotemporal dementia that affects around three to six people per 100,000. According to a new study conducted by researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, there are new genetic clues on the risk factors and biological causes of...

2011-05-22 00:02:21

The Spanish conquistadors dreamed of gold in the hills of Colombia. In the 21st century, a new breed of explorer is in hot pursuit of a treasure far more precious: a way to prevent or cure Alzheimer's disease. A BBC radio documentary looks at how the Alzheimer's Prevention Initiative is making an impact in Medellin, Colombia. The documentary crew interviews renowned Alzheimer researcher Ken Kosik and looks into the upcoming trials and asks whether this will bring hope to those in a hopeless...

2011-05-02 19:45:01

Higher levels of cell chatter boost amyloid beta in the brain regions that Alzheimer's hits first, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis report. Amyloid beta is the main ingredient of the plaque lesions that are a hallmark of Alzheimer's. These brain regions belong to a network that is more active when the brain is at rest. The discovery that cells in these regions communicate with each other more often than cells in other parts of the brain may help explain...

2011-04-21 07:50:29

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- It's been 27 years since the clinical diagnostic criteria for Alzheimer's disease has been revised.  Research guidelines for prior stages of the disease have been characterized to reflect a deeper comprehension of the disorder that affects someone every 70 seconds in the U.S., making it the fifth leading killer. The initial criteria were the foremost to address the disease and described merely later stages, when symptoms of dementia had already manifested. The...

2011-04-14 08:16:02

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Areas of the brain affected by Alzheimer's disease (AD) may start shrinking up to a decade before dementia is diagnosed, according to a new study. Researchers used MRI scans to measure areas of the brain in people with no memory problems or other signs of Alzheimer's and followed them for years to see who developed the disease. The researchers specifically focused their measurements on areas known to be involved in AD. They found those with smaller brain size in the...

2011-04-07 08:11:59

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Mount Sinai School of Medicine researchers are part of a consortium that has identified four new genes that increase the risk of a person developing Alzheimer's disease later in life. The findings appear in the current issue of Nature Genetics. The consortium also contributed to the identification of a fifth gene reported by other groups of investigators from the United States and Europe. "Mount Sinai has unique resources that we contributed to the study, having one of...

2011-04-05 22:05:55

Higher levels in blood of the protein clusterin, also known as apolipoprotein J, are significantly associated with the prevalence and severity of Alzheimer's disease, but not with the risk of onset of new disease, according to a study in the April 6 issue of JAMA. Clusterin levels have been found to be increased in brain and cerebrospinal fluid of patients with Alzheimer disease (AD), and have been suggested to be involved in the pathogenesis of AD. "Plasma clusterin was reported to be...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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