Ronald Petersen

May. 24, 2013

Studies Question Potential Alzheimer's Treatment

A skin cancer drug shown to lessen Alzheimer's symptoms in mice may not work as originally claimed.

alzheimer's, alzheimers, brain, memory, neurology, dementia drugs, Mayo Clinic, Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, Ronald Petersen

Aug. 10, 2012

Attacking Alzheimer’s with Antibodies, Hormones

Researchers are using an arsenal of techniques to cure Alzheimer’s, some with disappointing results.

Alzheimer's disease, memory, brain, mental health, dementia, amyloid plaques, tangles

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\tWith its heavy outer shell, weak vision, and primitive brain, the nautilus lacks much of the excitement of the more flashy and cunning cephalopods. Yet a series of experiments by evolutionary biologists Dr. Jennifer Basil and Robyn Crook involving fish juice, blue lights, and mazes dispels the notion that this ancient species is incapable of basic learning and throws into question the origins of cephalopods' intellectual prowess.

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