The Search for the Genetic Causes of Alzheimer's Disease
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Decoding Darkness by Rudolph E. Tanzi
Book DescriptionWorking from the intriguing hypothesis that Alzheimer's dementia is the result of a renegade protein-beta amyloid-Tanzi and others set out to find the gene responsible for its production. Decoding Darkness takes us deep into the minds and far-flung labs of many a prominent researcher, offering an intimate view of the high stakes of molecular genetics, the revolution that propels it, the obstacles that threaten to derail it, and the families whose lives are so dependent upon it. Tanzi and Parson ultimately reveal that Alzheimer's, like heart disease, may be effectively treated-even prevented.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780738205267
(235mm x 156mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Perseus Books
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 6-Dec-2001
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Rudolph E. Tanzi
Super Genes, Paperback (October 2016)
For years it was accepted knowledge that genes were fixed components of our bodies, and that we as individuals were incapable of altering our genetic make-up. Combining scientific research with insights from ancient traditions, the authors show how we need not be at the mercy of our genetic inheritance.
Super Brain, Paperback (August 2013)» View all books by Rudolph E. Tanzi
Shares an understanding of the brain and a prescriptive plan for how we can use it to achieve physical, mental and spiritual well-being. This title reveals 'the forgotten miracle' - the body's infinite capacity for change and renewal.
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Author Biography - Rudolph E. Tanzi
Rudolph E. Tanzi is Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School and Director of the Massachusetts General Hospital's Genetics and Aging Unit. Science journalist Ann B. Parson is co-author, with Isaac Schiff, M.D., of Menopause, and until recently taught in Boston University's graduate program in science and journalism.
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