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2009-12-04 09:10:30

A major discovery is challenging accepted thinking about amyloids "“ the fibrous protein deposits associated with diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's "“ and may open up a potential new area for therapeutics. It was believed that amyloid fibrils - rope-like structures made up of proteins sometimes known as fibers - are inert, but that there may be toxic phases during their formation which can damage cells and cause disease. But in a paper published today [04 December 2009]...

2008-11-19 15:11:50

Red wine may be beneficial not only for cardiovascular health, but it may also help guard against Alzheimer's disease, U.S. researchers said. Researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles, in collaboration with the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine in New York said they have discovered how red wine may reduce the incidence of Alzheimer's. The study, published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry, showed how naturally occurring compounds in red wine -- polyphenols -- blocked the...

2008-10-21 12:00:33

CLARKSBURG, Md., Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- An independent team of scientists is leading Alzheimer's disease research in a new, promising direction. Through a $1 million grant they received last year from Alzheimer's Disease Research, a program of the American Health Assistance Foundation (AHAF), Donald F. Weaver, M.D., Ph.D. and his colleagues at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada are leading a multi-site, multidisciplinary international effort to design a drug that might one...

2007-12-22 03:00:08

By Bahat, Gulistan Erten, Nilgun; Saka, Bulent; Uzun, Sami; Onur, Imran; Kalayoglu-Besisik, Sevgi; Buyukbabani, Nesimi Keywords: IgD lambda myeloma, AL amyloidosis, amyloid arthropathy, mucocutaneous amyloidosis Abbreviations: MM = multiple myeloma; IgD = immunoglobulin D Abstract Multiple myeloma (MM) is associated with amyloidosis in approximately 15% of the patients. The most frequent presenting signs of such an association are nephrotic syndrome, cardiomyopathy and peripheral...

2005-09-16 14:09:12

(BETHESDA, MD) "“ A type of scintigraphy scan may help clinicians properly diagnose and then treat two forms of cardiac amyloidosis, a rare type of heart failure caused by abnormal protein deposition in the heart, according to a new study in the Sept. 20, 2005, issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. "Clinically, this finding helps differential diagnosis and reduces the risk of misdiagnosis between two conditions with very different therapeutic options," said...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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