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Pesticide Banned In The USA Linked To Alzheimer's Disease
2014-01-29 07:46:56

For over 40 years scientists have recognized that DDT, a synthetic pesticide, harms bird habitats and is threatening to the environment. Although DDT was banned in the United States in 1972, other countries continue to use it as a pesticide.

2014-01-24 11:40:44

Using a novel high-throughput screening process, scientists have for the first time identified molecules with the potential to block the accumulation of a toxic eye protein that can lead to early onset of glaucoma.

2014-01-08 17:05:18

The most devastating aspect of Parkinson's disease may not be its debilitating symptoms, which rob its victims of their ability to control their own movement.

Alzheimer’s Disease Tracked From The Beginning
2013-12-23 04:42:10

By combining high-resolution fMRI scans in Alzheimer’s disease patients with mouse models of the neurodegenerative condition, researchers have gained new insights into how, where and why the disease starts and spreads.

2013-12-18 15:08:14

A recent study led by scientists from the National University of Singapore (NUS) opens a possible new route for treatment of Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), a devastating disease that is the most common genetic cause of infant death and also affects young adults.

Alzheimer Amyloid Protein New Nanomaterial
2013-12-16 13:26:31

The amyloid protein, known for causing diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, may become the next big nanomaterial, say researchers.

2013-11-27 13:19:32

A new study published 26th November in the open access journal PLOS Biology, identifies a new target in the search for therapeutic interventions for Huntington's disease – a devastating late-onset neurodegenerative disorder.


Word of the Day
gammon
  • To play, gamble.
  • To impose upon; delude; trick; humbug; also, to joke; chaff.
  • A deceitful game or trick; trickery; humbug; nonsense.
The word 'gammon' in the sense of 'joke, trick' may come from 'backgammon'.
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