Neurobiology of Alzheimer's Disease

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Several major advances have been made recently in the understanding of the etiology of Alzheimer's disease. Neurobiology of Alzheimer's Disease contains up-to-date reviews by world authorities on current key issues relating to the origins and treatment of the disease. Topics covered range from molecular neuropathology through diagnostic and clinical aspects, with both immediate and long-term therapeutic solutions. In-depth analyses are given on the molecular nature of the B-amyloid and tau proteins, the genetics ...

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Overview

Several major advances have been made recently in the understanding of the etiology of Alzheimer's disease. Neurobiology of Alzheimer's Disease contains up-to-date reviews by world authorities on current key issues relating to the origins and treatment of the disease. Topics covered range from molecular neuropathology through diagnostic and clinical aspects, with both immediate and long-term therapeutic solutions. In-depth analyses are given on the molecular nature of the B-amyloid and tau proteins, the genetics of familial Alzheimer's disease, the roles of apolipoprotein E and the use of transgenic models. This book will be essential reading for all researchers in cellular and molecular neurobiology, and clinicians involved in the assessment and treatment of patients suffering from the disease.

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Reviewer: Charles C Wang, MD, MS (University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine)
Description: This book reviews the new advances in the broad aspects of basic research and related clinical applications in the area of Alzheimer's disease. The first edition was published in 1995.
Purpose: The authors aim to provide an accessible overview of each of the predominant aspects of Alzheimer's disease. They wish to provide not only a readable introduction for those new to this subject, but also allow researchers to seek out and appeciate the overlap of their areas of expertise with other areas related to the disease. These are worthy objectives, which the author meets.
Audience: The audience will be reserchers in neurosicence with an interest in Alzheimer's disease and clincians including neurologists, geriatricians, and primary care physicains. The author is a credible authority in the subject matter of the book.
Features: The book covers broad topics in the basic neurobiology of Alzheimer's disease including neuropathology, molecular biology, genetics, imaging, diagnosis, and pharmacological approaches. The best aspects of the book are the comprehensive reviews of the advances in neuropathology, genetics, and molecular biology. These areas are well organized and illustrated.
Assessment: Alzheimer's disease is the most common dementia in the elderly. The vast expansion of knowledge in molecular biology and genetics makes the pathogenesis of the disease more understandable. The authors gather together the advances in knowledge on Alzheimer's disease in this well organized book. The audience will find the book a useful and handy reference. This new edition is justified because of the accumulation of research developements since the previous edition was published.
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"Chapters are well chosen and well written...I look forward to future editions."--Physiology News


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1. Alzheimer's Disease: Current Controversies - an Overview, S. J. Allen and Dawbarn

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