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With the BioArctic Neuroscience agreement, Eisai wishes to gain a new immunotherapy in drug treatment of Alzheimer's disease cut out by Aricept, and lead to a novel, beneficial treatment for Alzheimer's disease.
Additionally, in the family women are the primary caregivers for those with Alzheimer's disease.
Knowing the ratio of tau to beta-amyloid could "help in early and accurate detection of Alzheimer's disease," Hock says.
Although these tidbits are a long way from definitive in any way about prevention or attenuation of Alzheimer's disease, it is news that runners can take to heart for some reassurance.
Researchers also examined the relation of Alzheimer's disease pathology to memory function just prior to death and to rates of change in memory several years prior to death.
Individuals with Alzheimer's disease now became major nursing home customers.
Instead, they found hints that Alzheimer's disease already could have begun in some women by the time they entered the convent.
By these techniques, the group was divided into two classes: probable Alzheimer's disease patients, and demented but non-Alzheimer's disease patients (e.
He is also associate director of the Alzheimer's Disease Research Center at Washington University.
That may help explain studies that find that people taking statins like atorvastatin or lovastatin seem to have a lower risk of developing Alzheimer's disease.
Most neuroscientists favor the hypothesis that beta-amyloid triggers the brain-cell loss in Alzheimer's disease, but some argue that tau is equally, if not more, important.
The pathology of Alzheimer's disease has been under great scrutiny since the beginning of the century, when Alois Alzheimer reported the first case of the disease.

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