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2013-04-10 10:54:07

New rat model will advance Alzheimer's research A new genetically engineered lab rat that has the full array of brain changes associated with Alzheimer's disease supports the idea that increases in a molecule called beta-amyloid in the brain causes the disease, according to a study, published in the Journal of Neuroscience. The study was supported by the National Institutes of Health. "We believe the rats will be an excellent, stringent pre-clinical model for testing experimental...

Your Nose Isn’t The Only Organ That Can Smell
2013-04-08 12:47:35

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The nose is a highly specialized organ, and for years it has been assumed that it is the only part of the human body which is finely attuned to receiving and process odors. However, a new study presented at 245th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society in New Orleans reported that heart, blood, lung and other cells have the same receptors for sensing odors that are present in the nose. "Our team recently...

2013-03-20 23:02:27

Dr. J G Moellendorf, DC, ND, LCP reports on recent research at the University of Leeds (United Kingdom) finding that natural polyphenols in green tea and red wine disrupt a primary step in the development of Alzheimer´s disease. Sturgeon Bay, WI (PRWEB) March 20, 2013 Many genetic and environmental risk factors have been pointed to as causing Alzheimer´s disease. An estimated 14 million baby boomers (born between 1946 and 1964) are expected to develop Alzheimer´s and other...

2013-03-20 15:45:19

The Journal of Neuroscience has published a study led by researchers at the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience, the first and only U.S. extension of the prestigious Max Planck Society, that may hold a stunning breakthrough in the fight to treat Alzheimer's disease. The study potentially identifies a cause of Alzheimer's disease–based on a newly-discovered signaling pathway in cellular models of Alzheimer's disease–and opens the door for new treatments by successfully...

2013-03-18 15:54:40

Insect odorant receptors regulate their own sensitivity. Highly developed antennae containing different types of olfactory receptors allow insects to use minute amounts of odors for orientation towards resources like food, oviposition sites or mates. Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology in Jena, Germany, have now used mutant flies and for the first time provided experimental proof that the extremely sensitive olfactory system of fruit flies – they are able to...

2013-03-07 14:40:20

Research illuminates a molecular mechanism for why a stimulating environment may protect against Alzheimer's Disease "Use it or lose it." The saying could apply especially to the brain when it comes to protecting against Alzheimer's disease. Previous studies have shown that keeping the mind active, exercising and social interactions may help delay the onset of dementia in Alzheimer's disease. Now, a new study led by Dennis Selkoe, MD, co-director of the Center for Neurologic Diseases in...

2013-01-25 10:05:08

UCLA researchers discover new point of attack for drug therapy Alzheimer's disease is the most common cause of late-life dementia. The disorder is thought to be caused by a protein known as amyloid-beta, or Abeta, which clumps together in the brain, forming plaques that are thought to destroy neurons. This destruction starts early, too, and can presage clinical signs of the disease by up to 20 years. For decades now, researchers have been trying, with limited success, to develop drugs...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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