Navigation Links
UTSA Dean George Perry co-edits textbook chronicling four decades of Alzheimer's research
Date:5/29/2009

(San Antonio) Two of the world's leading Alzheimer's researchers have co-edited a book critically synthesizing the major new developments in the diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer's disease. Building upon a 2007 Alzheimer's disease conference held in Chile, George Perry, dean of the College of Sciences at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) and Ricardo B. Maccioni, neurology professor at The University of Chile Medical School have edited "Current Hypotheses and Research Milestones in Alzheimer's Disease," a 254-page text written by academics and medical doctors. The book focuses on the most promising hypotheses that illuminate the path to more effective treatment.

Highlights include:

  • new information about the biology of amyloid-, the main component in the amyloid plaques found in the brains of Alzheimer's disease patients, and where the field has concentrated its efforts for nearly 20 years
  • the Tau Hypothesis, which suggests Alzheimer's disease is caused by abnormal chemical changes to tau proteins disrupting the normal cell biology of neurons
  • the Oxidative Stress Hypothesis, which indicates neurons degenerate and die because the brains of patients with Alzheimer's disease have a disrupted oxidative metabolism leading to decreased neuronal energy supply and increased oxidative damage
  • neuroimmunological hypotheses linking Alzheimer's disease to the chronic low level inflammation thought to underlie arthritis, coronary disease and other age-related conditions
  • the development of biomarkers for early diagnosis
  • new horizons for the development of anti-dementia drugs

"Alzheimer's disease is the leading cause of dementia in senior citizens," said Perry, also a professor in UTSA's Department of Biology. "While the scientific community hasn't been able to pinpoint the cause of the disease, researchers around the world are advancing what we know about the disease and how we might be able to treat it in the future."


'/>"/>

Contact: Christi Fish
christi.fish@utsa.edu
210-458-7584
University of Texas at San Antonio
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. Mothers Know Best: NFL Moms Team With Eddie George to Showcase a Better Way to a Healthier Lifestyle
2. Live Webcast With President George H.W. Bush as Bono and DATA Are Honored With National Constitution Centers 2007 Liberty Medal in Historic Philadelphia
3. President George W. Bush Appoints Susan G. Komen for the Cure Founder as Chief of Protocol
4. George Mason University professor receives $2.6 million NIH grant to study Alzheimers disease
5. New USAID grant helps Georgetown meet unmet family planning needs worldwide
6. CNS Response, Inc. Appoints George C. Carpenter IV to Position of President
7. Reunion with patient inspires follow-up study on treatment for DiGeorge syndrome
8. Georgetown leads major effort to combat disparities in DC stroke care
9. Skinvisible Appoints Dr. George Korkos to Its Advisory Board
10. George Harrison Fund for UNICEF Announces Donation for Bangladesh Cyclone Relief
11. DaVita Nurse Gives Keynote Speech to St. Georges Hospital Vascular Access Annual Meeting in London
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/23/2017)... Portland, Oregon (PRWEB) , ... January 23, 2017 ... ... systems, announced today it has earned organic certification under the USDA National Organic ... the USDA Organic Certification process, we have established organic production and handling systems ...
(Date:1/23/2017)... ... ... “The Inn at the Mill”: a story of love and redemption, hope and uncertainty ... and content. , “The Inn at the Mill” is the creation of published author, ... and is now living in Berks County on Crow Hill. The inn, the ...
(Date:1/23/2017)... Georgia (PRWEB) , ... January 23, 2017 , ... Valentine’s Day is a time when ... their loved ones. For those who may be looking for the ideal present, Atlanta-based ... certificate and get an additional $25 free. Or, spend $200 and get $50 free. ...
(Date:1/21/2017)... FL (PRWEB) , ... January 21, 2017 , ... Caronlab ... recently attended the January ECRM Trade Show in Hilton Head, SC, where it benefited ... reputation for the quality of its beauty and wellness products. At this trade show, ...
(Date:1/21/2017)... , ... January 21, 2017 , ... ... Alumni Relations, Dianne Travis-Teague, the electrifying line-up of events for its annual meeting ... family, friends, and community. “Coming Home 2017” will be held on Friday ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:1/23/2017)... 23. Januar 2017  ResMed (NYSE: RMD ... 3B Medical ( Winter Haven, Florida ) ... über die Beilegung aller globalen Rechtsstreitigkeiten zwischen den Parteien ... ihrer bestehenden Produkte im Tausch gegen Lizenzgebühren an ... 3B leisten, um das in Florida ...
(Date:1/23/2017)... Jan. 23, 2017 Just two weeks remain until legal experts ... gather in Central London to discuss the flow ... in the market, Parallel Trade 2017 . In the ... of attendees which is available to read in the event download ... Some of ...
(Date:1/21/2017)... According to a new market research report "Life Science ... Component (Software, Service), Delivery (On premise, Cloud), End user (Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology, ... market is expected to reach USD 24.73 Billion by 2021 from ... the forecast period. Continue Reading ... ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: