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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

University of Minnesota researchers link tau to Alzheimer's disease

The University of Minnesota said Wednesday that scientists have established a firm relationship between a protein known as tau and Alzheimer's disease, the most common form of elderly dementia in the United States.

In a study published in the journal Neuron, researchers say that an early buildup of tau in the dendritic spines, a region of the brain responsible for electrochemical stimulation, can cause memory loss by disrupting communications between brain cells.

Tau has long been considered an early biomarker for the onset of Alzheimer's. By forging a direct link between tau and a specific brain area and function, researchers could possibly design ways to treat Alzheimer's before it significantly damages the brain.

Continue reading this article at Med City News.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Code Amber Alertag | How It Works | | Electronic Medical Records | Digital Medical Records | EMR

Code Amber Alertag | How It Works | | Electronic Medical Records | Digital Medical Records | EMR

Over 100,000 people die every year from preventable medical errors. That makes this the fifth leading cause of death in the United States. Over 90% of those errors could have been avoided if the EMT or doctor had quick and easy access to vital information about the patient when first treated.

Emergency personnel are trained to look for Emergency Medical Information when they arrive on the scene. Unfortunately, they rarely find it. With Code Amber Alertag they can access the medical information you chose to make available, including dangerous allergic reactions,