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I have been quiet on my blog for a while now. It isn’t that nothing has been happening, perhaps the opposite really and too much has been going on. 748 more words

Brain Injury Group Says NFL Concussion Award Scheme 'Flawed'

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A national brain injury group says the proposed payout scheme for NFL concussion-related injuries is “deeply flawed.”

The Brain Injury Association of America says it believes the proposed awards favor retired players with memory and neuromuscular problems. 192 more words


UBC receives $9.1M donation for Alzheimer's research

Thanks to a donation by a diamond magnate, the University of British Columbia has received an infusion of cash to help fund Alzheimer’s disease research. 163 more words


Inland Waters

On my bookshelf is a well-worn book entitled “Exploring the Seashore, in British Columbia, Washington and Oregon”, published in 1978. The penciled in reduced price on the face page indicates it was purchased as a used book. 1,157 more words

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FDA Approves NeuroGenetic Pharmaceuticals Application to Begin Clinical Trials for Its NGP 555 Compound to Treat and Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease

SAN DIEGO, Sep 29, 2014 (BUSINESS WIRE) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the Investigational New Drug (IND) application from NeuroGenetic Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 120 more words


What a Weekend

This weekend we helped my husband’s grandmother and her husband move. Gma Diane and Paul have lived in that house in that town for a long time. 536 more words

Tangents on the topic of longevity

Advancing age is the number one risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease. Today, the Alzheimer’s Association estimates that 1 in 9 people over 65 have this progressive neurodegenerative disease and about 1 in 3 over 85 have AD. 789 more words

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