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1998 Society for Neuroscience Meeting: Alois Award Winners

CONFERENCE COVERAGE 1998-11-11 Conference Coverage The organizers of this year's special interest social on Alzheimer's disease decided to stage an awards ceremony to salute scientists who had distinguished themselves in various categories not ordinarily recognized by the ...

1998 Society for Neuroscience Meeting: Lesion Lops Aβ Deposition

CONFERENCE COVERAGE 1998-11-11 Conference Coverage The Athena Neuroscience PDAPP transgenic mice develop heavy Aβ deposits, particularly in the outer molecular layer (OML) of the dentate gyrus, a region that receives nerve projections from the entorhinal cortex. Theorizing that ...

1998 Society for Neuroscience Meeting: Untangling Tau Phosphorylation

CONFERENCE COVERAGE 1998-11-10 Conference Coverage Aβ peptide has dominated center stage in AD research, but the discovery last year of a tau mutation that causes a familial non-AD dementia has reawakened broader interest in tau. In Alzheimer’s disease, tau aggregates into pathological ...

1998 Society for Neuroscience Meeting: α2-Macroglobulin

CONFERENCE COVERAGE 1998-11-07 Conference Coverage Presented by Rudy Tanzi. AD is now widely considered to be a multifactorial disease with only a few dominant genetic mutations that can be considered as directly causing the disease, i.e., APP and the presenilins. The majority of ...

New Path for Aspirin

RESEARCH NEWS 1998-11-05 Research News It is known that aspirin and sodium salicylate suppress inflammation by inhibiting cyclooxygenase, an enzyme that triggers production of prostaglandin. It has been suspected that these compounds also exert their anti-inflammatory effects ...

Humans Sprout New Neurons

RESEARCH NEWS 1998-10-30 Research News It has long been a dogma of neuroscience that the human brain is born with all the neurons it will ever have, and that those neurons must endure for a lifetime. But evidence has been accumulating that this dogma may not strictly be true. ...

Stem Cells Take a Leap Forward

RESEARCH NEWS 1998-10-30 Research News The idea of treating developmental and neurodegenerative disorders by growing new brain cells has taken a major step forward, according to results of two studies appearing in the November issue of Nature Biotechnology. Evan Snyder and ...

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