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Decoding Darkness : The Search For The Genetic Causes Of Alzheimer's Disease - Ann Parson

Decoding Darkness

The Search For The Genetic Causes Of Alzheimer's Disease

Paperback Published: 1st January 2002
ISBN: 9780738205267
Number Of Pages: 281

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Working from the intriguing hypothesis that Alzheimer's dementia is the result of a renegade protein-beta amyloid-Tanzi and others set out to find the gene responsible for its production. Decoding Darkness takes us deep into the minds and far-flung labs of many a prominent researcher, offering an intimate view of the high stakes of molecular genetics, the revolution that propels it, the obstacles that threaten to derail it, and the families whose lives are so dependent upon it. Tanzi and Parson ultimately reveal that Alzheimer's, like heart disease, may be effectively treated-even prevented.

Introductionp. xiii
Cleave, Zap, Blot, Probep. 1
The Core of the Matterp. 21
Candidate Chromosomep. 49
Gone Fishingp. 61
Curious Genep. 85
From Famine to Feastp. 99
Mutations, Revelationsp. 115
Of Mice and Peoplep. 135
Gene Prixp. 147
The 42 Nidusp. 173
Untangling a Cascadep. 191
A Gamble for Hopep. 207
Epiloguep. 241
Resourcesp. 249
Notesp. 251
Indexp. 269
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ISBN: 9780738205267
ISBN-10: 0738205265
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 281
Published: 1st January 2002
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.91 x 14.68  x 2.13
Weight (kg): 0.46
Edition Number: 1