A New Approach to Treating Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer disease (AD) is a neurodegenerative disorder characterized by progressive cognitive decline, with impairment in multiple cognitive domains including memory, executive function, and language.The most common form of dementia, AD accounts for between 60% and 80% of total dementia cases worldwide. Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth leading cause of death among older adults. The exact causes of AD are still unknown, but the main reason for this dementia may be the presence of two big molecules in the brain called "tau" and "amyloid proteins". The aggregation of amyloid-β peptide (Aβ) has been implicated as a contributor to the formation of…
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Tips for Sixth Year Medical Students

While driving or riding a car on the ring road at night, you will notice the buildings on both sides as big terrifying mountains, and as you drive forwards, you will discover how familiar these buildings actually are. This is exactly how the sixth year goes: We have all heard about how hard, extremely long, exhausting and condensed this year is. But as we move forward, we find out it is as long and as condensed as any other year. So here are a few tips to quickly get you right on track! First of all: Make memories, people! I…
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Tips for Fifth Year Medical Students

Fifth year, the second to last step in your medical school journey, the blossomy yet sometimes putrid march. If I had a time machine and went back to my first day in fifth year, the one thing I would tell my 'past self' is this: "Don't stress. Never lose your confidence and stability at any point." I'm not going to tell you that this will be the best or easiest or happiest college year you're going to experience, because that's what you decide for yourself. You'll come to know that the huge and spooky black beast's (OBGYN) shadow around the…
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Tips for Fourth Year Medical Students

Hello and welcome to the honeymoon year of your medical career. Well, to be honest, there is no such thing. But come on, you already knew that. It gets more and more difficult every year. This is your first experience with the round system. Unlike your previous years in medical school when you had to run all four subjects together, you will be divided into 4 groups and each will start with one subject for a round time of eight weeks. You will then rotate the subjects all through the four rounds. So let’s walk you along those rounds up…
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