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Alzheimer’s Disease

Etiological Mechanisms and Therapeutic Possibilities

  • J. D. Turner
  • K. Beyreuther
  • F. Theuring

Part of the Ernst Schering Research Foundation Workshop book series (SCHERING FOUND, volume 17)

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About these proceedings

Introduction

Alzheimer's Disease is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder of late life with devastating consequences for the afflicted and their carers and poses one of the major challenges to medical research. Until recently, little hope of effective therapies capable of slowing the disease process or preventing its occurrence was apparent. With recent advances in the genetics and molecular biology of the disease processes and the demonstration of the involvement of multiple aetiological factors, however, real chances are now appearing for the identification of preventive drugs. In this discussion, experts from disciplines ranging from molecular genetics to the clinic provide review and novel data concerning the aetiology of AD and the establishment of drugfinding screening methods.

Keywords

Alzheimer's disease Alzheimer´s disease CNS Disease related genes Krankheitsbezogene Gene Therapeut Therapie biology cytokine dementia etiology genetics inflammation interaction research

Editors and affiliations

  • J. D. Turner
    • 1
  • K. Beyreuther
    • 2
  • F. Theuring
    • 3
  1. 1.NeuropsychopharmacologySchering AGBerlinGermany
  2. 2.Center for Molecular BiologyUniversity of HeidelbergHeidelbergGermany
  3. 3.Institute of Cellular and Molecular BiologySchering AGBerlinGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-03248-0
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-03250-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-03248-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0947-6075
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