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The Alzheimer's project : momentum in science

Author: John Hoffman; Susan Froemke; Susan K Golant
Publisher: New York : BBS/Public Affairs, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Documents recent breakthroughs in Alzheimer's research, examines what the disease looks like in the human brain, and looks at specific drugs that may help.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Hoffman; Susan Froemke; Susan K Golant
ISBN: 9781586487560 1586487566 9781586488154 1586488155
OCLC Number: 310399884
Notes: "Based on the HBO documentary presented by HBO Documentary Films and the National Institute on Aging of the National Institutes of Health in association with the Alzheimer's Association, Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund, and Geoffrey Beene Gives Back Alzheimer's Initiative."
Description: xxvii, 183 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 25 cm.
Contents: How the brain changes: Understanding plaques ; Untangling tau ; Diagnosing early memory loss --
Advances in imaging techniques: Visualizing plaques in the living brain ; Applying new technologies in research --
The search for disease pathways: Discovering the genetics of Alzheimer's disease ; Linking Alzheimer's disease and vascular disease ; Associating Alzheimer's disease with insulin resistance and diabetes ; Learning about the role of inflammation --
Changing the outlook: Building cognitive reserve ; Assessing the potential benefits of exercise and diet ; Developing new drug treatments.
Responsibility: John Hoffman and Susan Froemke ; with Susan K. Golant ; contributing writer, Alexandra Moss.

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Presents research on Alzheimer's Disease and its significance for both prevention and treatment. This book features an introduction by Maria Shriver, focusing on the implications for improving our  Read more...

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