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Alzheimer's Infects Neuron To Neuron
2012-06-27 09:51:55

The inexorable spread of Alzheimer's disease through the brain leaves dead neurons and forgotten thoughts in its wake.

2012-06-21 06:19:46

More than 15,000 Americans have Huntington’s disease, a fatal condition marked by uncontrolled movements and cognitive and psychiatric problems. Currently, there are no available treatments to alter the effects of Huntington’s disease, but a new study brings researchers one step closer to finding one.

2012-06-21 02:19:04

A new gene-silencing strategy can reverse core symptoms associated with Huntington's disease.

2012-06-20 14:14:55

The Mount Sinai Medical Center is the first institution in New York State to use in the clinical setting a newly approved imaging technique to detect Alzheimer's disease (AD) in people who are cognitively impaired.

2012-06-18 23:24:15

Scientists trying to understand why some people excel — whether as world-class athletes, virtuoso musicians, or top CEOs — have discovered that these outstanding performers have unique brain characteristics that make them different from other people.

2012-06-16 01:09:40

Has your memory failed you today, such as struggling to recall a word that's "on the tip of your tongue?" If so, you're not alone.

2012-06-13 14:28:10

A long-used anti-cancer drug could be a starting point to develop new treatments for the incurable nerve disease known as Lou Gehrig's disease or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), scientists are reporting.

2012-06-08 05:21:12

Stem cells have the ability to create incredible breakthroughs within the medical world. Stem cells have the remarkable potential to make themselves into almost any cell within the human body during the early stages of life.


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bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.