Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia in the elderly; 450,000 people in the UK and 4.5 million people in the USA suffer with this disease. This 3rd edition of Neurobiology of Alzheimer's Disease gives a comprehensive and readable introduction to the disease, from molecular pathology to clinical practice.
The book is intended for readers new to the field, and it also covers an extensive range of themes for those with in-depth knowledge of Alzheimer's disease. It will therefore act either as an introduction to the whole field of neurodegeneration or it will help experienced researchers to access the latest research in specialist topics. Each chapter is written by eminent scientists leading their fields in neuropathology, clinical practice and molecular neurobiology; appendices detail disease-associate proteins, their sequences, familial mutations and known structures.
It will be essential reading for students interested in neurodegeneration and for researchers and clinicians, giving a coherent and cohesive approach to the whole area of research, and allowing access at different levels. For those in the pharmaceutical industry it describes the underlying molecular mechanisms involved in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease and explains how current and potential therapeutics may work.
From reviews of the previous edition: `I have no doubt that this book has easily achieved its aims... of providing an accessible overview and a readable introduction to Alzheimer's disease... I will recommend it most enthusiastically to my students and colleagues alike.' Brain `This book will appeal to the broad readership that it is intended for including researchers and clinicians.' International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
Series: Molecular & Cellular Neurobiology Series
Number Of Pages: 488
Published: 1st June 2007
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.8 x 3.1
Weight (kg): 0.99
Edition Number: 3
Edition Type: Revised