Navigation Links
Retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor and Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich Address Senate Special Committee on Aging, Calling for Urgent Action Against Alzheimer's Disease
Date:5/14/2008

The Alzheimer's Study Group Outlines a National Plan

WASHINGTON, May 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor and Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich presented testimony to a special hearing of the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging, convened by Chairman Senator Herbert Kohl (D-WI) specifically to hear updates on the fight against Alzheimer's disease. This was Justice O'Connor's first public statement about her commitment to fighting this disease that has struck her husband, John, and over 5 million other Americans.

Justice O'Connor is a member of the Alzheimer's Study Group, an independent and bipartisan alliance of national leaders. The Study Group was launched in 2007 with the bipartisan support of the Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease to develop a coordinated national plan to fight the disease. Speaker Gingrich, who co-chairs the Alzheimer's Study Group with former U.S. Senator Bob Kerrey, outlined the Group's work in his testimony.

"I became an Alzheimer's caregiver when my husband, John, was diagnosed with Alzheimer's in 1990 and I have a first-hand understanding and a profound empathy for the millions of other caregiving families around the nation," said Justice O'Connor in her written testimony. "Alzheimer's is a tragic disease for families, but it is also fast becoming a national disease -- a national health crisis. That is why I am here today as a member of the Alzheimer's Study Group, which represents an important step in helping the United States meet a bold national goal -- one that seeks nothing less than to eradicate Alzheimer's disease."

According to Speaker Gingrich, "With almost a half a million Americans developing this terrible, incurable disease each year, $150 billion in annual costs to the federal government alone, and all the trend lines growing worse each day, I think we can all agree that Alzheimer's is a national crisis. If
'/>"/>

SOURCE The Alzheimer's Study Group
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology technology :

1. Hearing Scheduled in the Delaware Court of Chancery for August 27, 2007 to Establish the Valid Approval and Consummation of the Merger Between PharmAthene, Inc. and Healthcare Acquisition Corp.
2. Proceedings to Affirm Merger Between PharmAthene and Healthcare Acquisition Corp Initiated in Delaware Chancery Court
3. Forest Laboratories Announces Federal Appeals Court Upholds Lexapro(R) Patent Decision
4. Agencourt Genomic Services is Key Collaborator in New Research That Further Defines Landscape of Breast and Colon Cancers
5. U.S. District Court Decision About Eisais Legal Action Over Aricept ODT(R) ANDA Filing
6. Delaware Court Denies Motion by SIGA Technologies Seeking to Dismiss PharmAthenes Legal Action in Breach of Contract Lawsuit Against SIGA
7. AstraZeneca Response to February 21, 2008 Ruling In Re: Alabama Medicaid Pharmaceutical AWP Litigation - cv2005-219 - Circuit Court of Montgomery, Alabama
8. Results of Court Meeting and Extraordinary General Meeting - Shareholders Approve Scheme of Arrangement and New Share Plans
9. Sanofi-aventis Announces Settlement of Average Wholesale Price Civil Suits With the U.S. Department of Justice Relating to Anzemet(R)
10. Statement by InterMune, Inc. Regarding Justice Department Action Against Former Employee for Past Conduct
11. Vermillion (Formerly Ciphergen) Announces $20.5 Million Private Placement of Common Stock
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/10/2014)... CROWN POINT, Ind. , July 10, ... recently expanded its use of capnography for ... a growing group of healthcare leaders in ... Capnography measures how effectively patients are breathing ... respiratory depression occurs. By measuring the amount ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... 10, 2014   Ceres, Inc . (Nasdaq: ... announced today financial results for the three months ended ... business. Ceres reported that the company and ... this growing season in Brazil, which concluded in June, ... sorghum evaluation areas for part of the growing season. ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... basis of psychiatric disorders has been extremely challenging because ... but are insufficient to cause disease. Now investigators reporting ... journal Cell Stem Cell describe a strategy ... interact with other risk factors or environmental exposures to ... pinpoints a genetic variant that may predispose individuals to ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... by researchers at the University of Illinois at ... governing the interplay of spin and heat at ... ultrafast spintronic devices for data storage and information ... well as spin-angular momentum. In a typical charge ... no spin current," explained David Cahill, a professor ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Franciscan St. Anthony Health-Crown Point Underscores Patient Safety Commitment Through Expanded Use of Capnography 2Ceres Announces Fiscal Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 2Ceres Announces Fiscal Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 3Ceres Announces Fiscal Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 4Ceres Announces Fiscal Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 5Ceres Announces Fiscal Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 6Ceres Announces Fiscal Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 7Ceres Announces Fiscal Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 8Ceres Announces Fiscal Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 9New strategy could uncover genes at the root of psychiatric illnesses 2University of Illinois study advances limits for ultrafast nano-devices 2
... been awarded a $1 million grant from the W.M. ... developing a new microscope that uses a light-guiding "metamedium" ... with significantly improved clarity. The nanoscale coaxial optical ... microscopes known as "superlenses," which function far differently than ...
... MON ) will hold a webcast next Wednesday ... president – global strategy, at the Goldman Sachs Agricultural Biotech ... 9.   Preete will discuss the company,s business ... to the business. Slides and a simultaneous ...
... by a Barrow Neurological Institute scientist on the thermoregulatory effects ... pain is the cover story in the Feb. 2 issue ... conducted by an international team led by Andrej Romanovsky, MD, ... which is a part of St. Joseph,s Hospital and Medical ...
Cached Biology Technology:Boston College receives W.M. Keck Foundation funding for nanoscale optical microscope 2Barrow TRPV1 research highlighted in Journal of Neuroscience 2
(Date:7/11/2014)... July 11, 2014 Researchers have pioneered ... images. The new technology, called Virtual Finger, allows ... structures like neurons and synapses using the flat ... technology makes 3D imaging studies orders of magnitude ... an unprecedented level across many areas of experimental ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... There is evidence that under the normal ... and development, maintain neuronal environment, and exhibit ... and neurodegenerative disease. Previous studies have found ... cells after chemical induction have reduced viability, ... application. Prof. Xiaodong Yuan, Kailuan General Hospital, ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... the brains of all vertebrates, information is transmitted ... or chemical signal to be passed from one ... the most abundant type of synapse, can be ... for learning, memory, perception and cognition, and the ... brain function. For instance, every time we ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Virtual finger enables scientists to navigate and analyze complex 3D images 2Blame it on the astrocytes 2
... researchers and engineers try to shrink diagnostics to fit in ... and mix small samples of liquid. University of Washington researchers ... drops along certain paths to conduct medical or environmental tests., ... want, and in any kind of layout that we want," ...
... Germany, 9 May 2012 Fifty-five life scientists from ... EMBO for their excellence in research. Forty-eight of the ... scientists from Argentina, Australia, South Korea and the United ... now comprises almost 1,550 life scientists in the international ...
... team of researchers, working on behalf of the European ... upper level for vitamin A consumption for puppies. The ... of science-based recommendations for vitamin A levels for puppies ... This research was conducted by scientists from ...
Cached Biology News:Portable diagnostics designed to be shaken, not stirred 2Collaborative research team identifies safe upper level for vitamin A consumption for puppies 2
... been designed for recovery of DNA from TAE and ... Ultra fast protocol: DNA is ready to use ... to resuspend Bead uniformity prevents shearing of high ... PCR) DNA is eluted into sterile water or ...
... The BAS-2500 is ideal ... Molecular Biology (1D electrophoresis, ... blots, Macroarrays); Pharmacokinetics & ... thin layer chromatography); Physical ...
... end-users to be "a delight to use" ... microscopy and electronic imaging. With its ergonomic ... require much space and can easily be ... DM-BA300 combines Motic's own revolutionary Colour Corrected ...
... Life Science BAS-5000 is the highest ... equipment. The top member of Fujifilm's ... a superior Imaging Plate (IP) and ... target subjects. Fujifilm BAS-5000 does it ...
Biology Products: