Navigation Links
Medicine: Alzheimer's and heart attacks share the same genes
Date:12/9/2010

prevent heart and circulation problems and Alzheimer.

However, the researchers understand that technical ingredient that brought about the success of the test is likely to be controversial. Indeed, to study the DNA of their patients, they had to resort to an innovative statistical technique called grade of membership analysis. Although this approach is already applied to the study of other problems, from melanomas to schizophrenia, it is still being debated within the international scientific community. "However, it is only by using such statistical analyses", says Licastro, "that such diseases can be tested, conducting tests on only a few hundred cases. Classical statistics would require us to test 10, 12 or even 20 or 30 thousand cases".

In short, the debate is still open. Professor Federico Licastro and his group, which includes the very young Elisa Porcellini and Ilaria Carbone, will continue looking into the question in more depth, hoping to find new genetic links between the two diseases. Critics may contest the statistical results or even put forward counter tests based on classical statistics. For now, however, what everyone seems to agree on is that a healthy life-style that helps keep cholesterol and hypertension under control is not only beneficial to the heart but also to the brain.


'/>"/>

Contact: Luigi Valeri
luigi.valeri@unibo.it
39-335-310-655
Universit of Bologna
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Discovery may lead to safer drinking water, cheaper medicine: Queens University researchers
2. Nanomedicine: Ending hit and miss design
3. Genome Medicine: Bridging the gap between research and clinical practice
4. Personalized medicine: Innovative online journal leads the way
5. Growing fuel and medicine: Advancing biofuels and plant-produced therapeutics
6. Neurimmune Therapeutics Announces Advancement of Alzheimers Program into Preclinical Development
7. New NIH grant helps MU scientist get to the heart of muscular dystrophy
8. Scientists find gene linked to congenital heart defect
9. Pattern of drinking affects the relation of alcohol intake to coronary heart disease
10. $1.6 million to take forward breakthrough research in heart disease
11. A stem cell secreted protein can be given to improve heart function after experimental heart attack
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/7/2015)... July 7, 2015 NXT-ID, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXTD ) ... growing mobile commerce market announces a revised version of one of ... commercial will air on CNBC in New York ... and San Francisco metro areas.    ... on Wocket,s ability to replace all the cards in your wallet ...
(Date:6/30/2015)... To bolster its efforts and commitment to fighting cyber fraud, ... of two new team members. Dimitri ... Raviv will act as head of strategic alliances. These ... the most secure solutions for the enterprise market. ... a provider of security and management products, which was acquired ...
(Date:6/25/2015)... , June 25, 2015 ... Market by Type (Swipe & Area), Technology, Material (Optical ... Healthcare, Commercial Security & Others) & Geography - ... marketsandmarkets, the said market is expected to reach ... 17.1%. Browse 76 market Tables ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Wocket Smart Wallet Commercials Airing on CNBC to Showcase This Summer's Must- Have Tech Product 2Wocket Smart Wallet Commercials Airing on CNBC to Showcase This Summer's Must- Have Tech Product 3HYPR Corp. Expands Biometric Authentication Team with Enterprise All Stars 2HYPR Corp. Expands Biometric Authentication Team with Enterprise All Stars 3Fingerprint Sensors Market Worth $14,500.07 Million by 2020 2Fingerprint Sensors Market Worth $14,500.07 Million by 2020 3Fingerprint Sensors Market Worth $14,500.07 Million by 2020 4
... people breathe while walking in the park, working in the ... spike their blood pressure, a new study suggests. Cardiovascular ... first to report a direct link between air pollution and ... results from these animal studies hold up, this could be ...
... time, next-generation DNA sequencing technologies have been turned on ... each year. The results will help to improve diagnosis, ... new strategies for vaccination. The study sets a ... a disease-causing bacterium: it is the first study of ...
... expectancy for patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) has ... 1990s thanks to advancements in antiretroviral therapy, according to ... and Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, British Columbia. ... drop in AIDS deaths among 43,355 HIV-positive study participants ...
Cached Biology News:OSU study shows exposure to bad air raises blood pressure 2OSU study shows exposure to bad air raises blood pressure 3Defining DNA differences to track and tackle typhoid 2Defining DNA differences to track and tackle typhoid 3Anti-HIV therapy boosts life expectancy more than 13 years 2
(Date:7/27/2015)... and FRANKLIN, Tenn. , July ... premier provider of health care services and one ... U.S., today announced that its parent company and ... definitive agreement with Medical Properties Trust, Inc. ("MPT") ... Capella for $900 million in cash.  The transaction is expected ...
(Date:7/27/2015)... ... July 27, 2015 , ... Brady ... new video: 3 Ways to GHS Labels . This video provides useful ... Harmonized System (GHS) by effectively labeling chemical containers. , “With the fourth and ...
(Date:7/27/2015)... FORT WORTH, Texas , July 27, 2015 ... Biopreservation Media Market by Type (Home-brew Media, Pre-formulated Media), by ... North America , Europe , ... & Forecast to 2019", The global biopreservation media market was ... grow to around $571.5 million by 2019, at a CAGR ...
(Date:7/27/2015)... Junction, NJ (PRWEB) , ... July 27, 2015 , ... ... which identify and celebrate the top 100 most innovative technologies and services of the ... which was named in the Software/Services category. The winners will be announced at the ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Capella Healthcare Announces Agreement With Medical Properties Trust, Inc. 2Capella Healthcare Announces Agreement With Medical Properties Trust, Inc. 3Capella Healthcare Announces Agreement With Medical Properties Trust, Inc. 4Capella Healthcare Announces Agreement With Medical Properties Trust, Inc. 5Brady Releases “3 Roads to GHS Labels” Video 2Global Biopreservation Media Market to be Worth $571.5 Million by 2019 2Global Biopreservation Media Market to be Worth $571.5 Million by 2019 3Visual Assay® Named Finalist in 53rd Annual R&D 100 Awards 2
... 2011 Oligomerix, Inc. presented results at the ... demonstrated that tau protein forms neurotoxic oligomers with ... results in tau,s self-fragmentation and in the degradation ... neurotoxic mode-of-action. Furthermore, certain tau oligomer species that ...
... RESTON, Virginia and BRNO, Czech Republic, November 16, ... Institute (MMCI) provides complete diagnostics, treatment, and ... and international patients. MMCI is the only health ... a member of the OECI (Organisation of European ...
... Livestream Info ... http://thehill.com/video/in-the-news/193083-livestreaming-genetic-testing-briefing . , Twitter: ... redefining cancer treatment, and the pace of discovery promises new ... That will be among the topics of discussion today at ...
Cached Biology Technology:A New Mechanism for Tau Protein Pathology in Alzheimer's Disease was Presented by Oligomerix, Inc. at the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting 2Masaryk Memorial Cancer Institute Reduces Losses and Administrative Overhead With Ekahau RTLS 2Masaryk Memorial Cancer Institute Reduces Losses and Administrative Overhead With Ekahau RTLS 3Members of Congress, Cancer Experts Address Impact of Genetic Testing on Cancer 2
BD BioCoat Collagen IV 150 mm Culture Dishes...
Gridded Cell Culture Petri Dish (20 mm molded in base), tissue-culture treated...
MAb to Desmoplakin I & II Desmoplakin I & II...
... PI is used in conjuction with ... in the earlier stages of apoptosis (Annexin ... are in later stages of apoptosis or ... PI is detected in the orange range ...
Biology Products: