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Alzheimer's study finds possible cause of disease says Duke

Findings of US research contradict current thinking on Alzheimer’s and offer hope of finding new treatments
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In mice with Alzheimer’s disease, immune cells called microglia (shown in the black stain) become active in areas of the brain involved in memory and consume an important amino acid, arginine. 588 more words

Aging And Inflammation

Too much TV does not cause Alzheimer’s disease (but it does correlate with it)

Once again the media jump from correlational findings to make causal claims. Here is the headline in The Washington Post:

“Too much TV could raise the risk of…

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Long week. Long story.

Last week was a very long week for us. It started Tuesday night. At 11:30pm, I got a call from a hospital in a neighboring state. 1,694 more words

Alzheimer's Disease

I'm No Angel

This past weekend, when we were visiting friends at the beach, J lost her iPad. I commented on it not being the best choice for J to bring her iPad to the beach. 283 more words

Alzheimer's Disease

Cannabis oil works for COPD, where conventional medications fail

The term “Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease,” or COPD for short, is a rather long way of going about describing a number of different lung conditions, including things like emphysema, bronchiectasis and chronic bronchitis. 748 more words

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