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1 HOUR AGO - Philadelphia Inquirer

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Thomas W. Vahey, 79, petroleum blender

Thomas W. Vahey, 79, of Sea Isle City, N.J., who retired in 1999 as a petroleum blender at the Arco refinery in South Philadelphia, died of complications from Alzheimer's disease Friday, Feb. 27, at a relative's home in Havertown.

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1 HOUR AGO - Philadelphia Inquirer

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Neuroscience journal bans Penn team from publishing for errors

A leading neuroscience journal has barred a pair of prominent University of Pennsylvania scientists from publishing in its pages for two years, citing mistakes in a paper on Alzheimer's disease that they helped write four years ago.

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3 HOURS AGO - Yahoo! News

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Harvard prevention trial studies tau, Alzheimer's other protein

By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO (Reuters) - Alzheimer's researchers at Harvard for the first time are scanning the brains of healthy patients for the presence of a hallmark protein called tau, which forms toxic tangles of nerve fibers associated with the fatal disease. The new scans are part of a large clinical trial called Anti-Amyloid Treatment in Asymptomatic Alzheimer's or A4, ...

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FEB 25, 2015 - Huffington Post

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Simple Skin Test May Detect Alzheimer's And Parkinson's Years In Advance, Study Says

While severe problems with the memory and the nervous system are hallmarks of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's respectively, it's the skin that could detect the disease early on, perhaps even before symptoms surface. A new study says a simple skin test could be the next breakthrough in predicting the onset of neurodegenerative diseases before obvious symptoms appear. Researchers from the University ...

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FEB 25, 2015 - BBC

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Skin clues to Alzheimer's disease

Scientists have proposed a new idea for detecting brain conditions including Alzheimer's - a skin test.

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