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2012-02-03 09:18:50

One of the most distinctive signs of the development of Alzheimer's disease is a change in the behavior of a protein that neuroscientists call tau. In normal brains, tau is present in individual units essential to neuron health.

2012-02-02 09:16:42

For decades, researchers have debated whether Alzheimer's disease starts independently in vulnerable brain regions at different times, or if it begins in one region and then spreads to neuroanatomically connected areas.

2012-01-11 14:06:26

Scientists are reporting development and initial laboratory tests of an imaging agent that shows promise for detecting the tell-tale signs of Alzheimer's disease (AD) in the brain — signs that now can't confirm a diagnosis until after patients have died.

2011-11-02 09:06:07

Neurofibrillary tangles – odd, twisted clumps of protein found within nerve cells – are a pathological hallmark of Alzheimer's disease.

2011-10-17 14:04:56

Antiviral drugs used to target the herpes virus could be effective at slowing the progression of Alzheimer's disease (AD).

2011-09-07 19:35:01

Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a devastating neurodegenerative disorder that causes progressive cognitive impairment and memory loss.

2011-07-25 08:45:00

HOBOKEN, NJ, July 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - Anavex Life Sciences Corp.

2011-07-07 06:52:34

The little-studied amyloid peptide may be promoting Alzheimer’s disease (AD), according to this study.

2011-07-03 12:35:02

Highly aggregative and neurotoxic amyloid peptide Abeta43 points the way to new approaches for AD diagnosis and treatmentTokyo, July 4, 2011 - (ACN Newswire) - 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).


Word of the Day
dapifer
  • One who brings meat to the table; hence, in some countries, the official title of the grand master or steward of the king's or a nobleman's household.
The word 'dapifer' comes from Latin roots meaning 'feast' and 'bearer'.