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2012-04-17 05:40:43

(Ivanhoe Newswire)-- Having a loved one diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease can be devastating, especially without warning. Now a recent study shows how doctors may be able to diagnose the disease earlier. Early detection would give more time for family members to prepare for the devastating disease. Currently, Alzheimer's disease can only be definitively confirmed through the detection of amyloid plaques and/or tangles in the brain during autopsy after death or with a brain tissue...

2012-04-16 12:53:12

Use of a new drug to detect the beta-amyloid plaques in the brain that are hallmark signs of Alzheimer's disease may help doctors diagnose the disease earlier, according to research that will be presented as part of the Emerging Science program (formerly known as Late-Breaking Science) at the American Academy of Neurology's 64th Annual Meeting in New Orleans April 21 to April 28, 2012. Currently, Alzheimer's disease can only be definitively confirmed through the detection of amyloid...

2012-03-21 21:33:15

A recent study done by researchers at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) shows that tomosynthesis may be more beneficial in diagnosing knee osteoarthritis than X-ray imaging. In the study, which is published online in the journal Radiology, tomosynthesis detected more osteophytes (abnormal bony spurs) and subchondral cysts (small collection of fluid within the bone) in the knee joint than conventional X-ray imaging. Daichi Hayashi, MD, PhD, research instructor at the Quantitative...

2012-02-17 14:00:00

Findings Published in Circulation Research Tucson, AZ (PRWEB) February 17, 2012 Photometrics' high-performance Evolve 128 EMCCD camera was used in the first single camera, multi-parameter cardiac imaging system. Oxford University and University of Michigan researchers employed the system to measure the electrophysiological function of adult human stem cell-derived heart tissue. The findings were published as part of a review titled, “Optical Imaging of Voltage and Calcium in Cardiac...

2012-01-16 10:51:22

Facilitates systematic comparison of mouse models of disorders including schizophrenia, autism A new technology developed by neuroscientists at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) transforms the way highly detailed anatomical images can be made of whole brains. Until now, means of obtaining such images — used in cutting-edge projects to map the mammalian brain -- have been painstakingly slow and available only to a handful of highly specialized research teams. By automating and...

2012-01-06 16:05:34

In a new review of imaging studies spanning more than ten years, scientists find that a method of positron emission tomography (PET)safely and accurately detects dementia, including the most common and devastating form among the elderly, Alzheimer´s disease. This research is featured in the January issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine. Researchers reviewed numerous PET studies to evaluate a molecular imaging technique that combines PET, which provides functional images of...


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  • A spider.
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'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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