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October 15, 2019
October 14, 2019
Chris Stewart APTN National NewsEdmonton was among the many cities in Canada where Aboriginal Day was celebrated this year.A big effort was made to honour First Nations, Inuit and Métis cultures.
October 14, 2019
Angel MooreAPTN NewsMi’kmaw students got a chance to gaze into outer space and talk to an astronaut today on the International Space Station.They were part of a program that is linking a Canadian in space with students.This particular astronaut has a personal, out of this world connection with Indigenous firstname.lastname@example.org@angelharksen
October 12, 2019
New Delhi: Alleging that the BJP was after his life, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday said that he could be assassinated like former prime minister Indira Gandhi by police personnel deployed for his security.”My own security officers report to the BJP,” the Aam Aadmi Party chief alleged, drawing sharp reaction from the BJP which accused him of playing politics over the “serious” matter of security and making false allegations against it for “cheap popularity”. Also Read – More good air days in Delhi due to Centre’s steps: JavadekarRejecting Kejriwal’s charge, the Delhi Police said the personnel belonging to its unit which provides protection to several high dignitaries of all political parties in the national capital, including Kejriwal, “are thoroughly committed to their job and perform duties with a high level of dedication and professionalism”. Kejriwal, who has the highest Z plus security cover, alleged, “The BJP would get me murdered by my own PSO (Personal Security Officer) one day like Indira Gandhi. My own security officers report to BJP.” Also Read – Union min Hardeep Singh Puri, Delhi L-G lay foundation stones for various projects in Dwarka”The BJP is after my life, they will murder me one day,” he told a news channel in Punjab, where he had been campaigning for his party which is contesting all 13 seats in the state. Earlier this month, Kejriwal was slapped by a man during a roadshow in Delhi’s Moti Nagar area. The Delhi Police had then claimed that the culprit was a disgruntled AAP worker but the party blamed the BJP for the attack. “I will be murdered and police would say it was a disgruntled party worker. What does it mean, if a Congress worker is angry with Captain saab (Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh) can he hit him, if a BJP worker is angry with Modi ji (Prime Minister Narendra Modi), can he hit him?” the AAP chief asked. The Delhi chief minister has a team of 50 police personnel who guard him through the day at different places- his office, while he is moving, his home and when he is interacting with people. The security is beefed up in instances if there is an intelligence input about any threat or if he is visiting a location that is vulnerable. The local police also provide assistance in this, according to officials. The security unit of Delhi Police is a professional set up of well trained personnel who are thoroughly committed to their job and perform duties with a high level of dedication and professionalism. The unit has been providing security cover commendably for several high dignitaries of all political parties. The security personnel posted in the security team of honourable CM, Delhi are equally well committed to their duties, said Anil Mittal, Additional PRO of Delhi Police. BJP leader Vijender Gupta questioned why the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief did not file a police complaint if he had doubts about the integrity of his PSO and said he has insulted the police personnel. “On May 4, before he was slapped, Kejriwal had told his liasoning officer to remove security from his vehicle. His instruction is entered in Roznamcha, which I had exposed earlier. After failing to get political advantage of this incident in the elections, Kejriwal is now saying that his PSO reports to BJP,” the Leader of Opposition in Delhi Assembly alleged.
October 11, 2019
The continued criminalization of male-to-male sex in the Asia-Pacific, resulting in harassment and other human rights violations, is hurting the region’s response to HIV, a new United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) report has found.Of the 48 countries in the region, 19 of them – including Afghanistan, Bhutan, Kiribati and Malaysia – have outlawed sex between consenting male adults, with these laws often used by vigilantes in ways that lead to abuse and rights violations.The new report notes that police selectively target men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender people, leading to assault, extortion and detention in some Asia-Pacific countries with repressive legal environments.It said that police harassment of outreach workers, many of whom are themselves are MSM or transgender, interrupt HIV prevention services.Police often raid events where HIV education takes place and censor materials containing information on the epidemic, UNDP said, while laws banning sodomy discourage the formation of support groups, which are vital for effective peer-based HIV prevention, care and support.HIV prevalence among this group is significantly higher that it is in the general adult population in Asia, it noted, warning that nearly half of all new infections will be among MSM by 2020 unless prevention efforts receive a boost.Nearly half of the countries in the Asia-Pacific identify MSM as being most at risk in their HIV programmes, even though some of their legal environments remain repressive.“Legislation and law enforcement often lags behind national HIV policy, with the result that the reach and effectiveness of programmes for MSM and transgender people are limited,” the report found.It also pointed to the multiple forms of stigma that they confront in most of the region, including discrimination in accessing health care, education, employment and justice.UNDP did note some positive developments in the region, with eight jurisdictions now recognizing that some constitutional protections extend to sexual minorities.In Nepal, for example, the Supreme Court has interpreted the interim constitution as guaranteeing equal rights to people regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. The Government is also considering proposals to introduce wide-ranging legal protections from discrimination regarding sexuality as it drafts its new constitution.“However, these are exceptional developments,” UNDP said. “Examples of high-level political action and law reform to introduce enabling legal environments for MSM and transgender people are rare.”Among the new report’s recommendations are the repealing of laws criminalizing sex between consenting adults, as well as supporting community-based education and advocacy on the human rights of MSM and transgender people.It also calls for anti-discrimination laws to be enacted across the region in relation to sexual orientation and transgender status. 21 July 2010The continued criminalization of male-to-male sex in the Asia-Pacific, resulting in harassment and other human rights violations, is hurting the region’s response to HIV, a new United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) report has found.
October 8, 2019
The Stop Child Cruelty oraganisation including an Alliance of Professionals and a group of Religious Dignitaries today launched a programme to seek an end to corporal punishment in schools permanently by 2020.For decades the problem has been escalating steadily in most schools, and attempts taken to eliminate this scourge from the education system have failed. Globally, 131 countries including Sri Lanka have taken an enlightened stand and taken significant steps to ban CP due to the serious negative impact CP has on the minds of children in their formative years and on society. Violent physical harm inflicted upon children leads to major emotional and psychological scars with consequences which manifest in adulthood. Bullying, aggressive behavior and ragging in universities are few detrimental after effects which have been proven scientifically through credible research. ECP 2020 is a unique initiative, which commenced taking all these factors into consideration. This Campaign is unique in that, it is designed by a civil society organization, Stop Child Cruelty but is partnered by the Presidential Secretariat (Daruwan Surakimu) and the Sri Lanka Foundation, two leading Institutions of the Government of Sri Lanka.ECP 2020 aim is to present a Petition signed by over 2000 committed enthusiasts who want to see Sri Lanka as a nation free from CP. The Pentagon Proposal which has been developed giving the five overarching key components that are essential to make this a reality. These five components refer to the main arms of the government that are responsible for implementation. Details of the Pentagon Proposal will be made public at the ‘Walk for Real Change’ scheduled on 30th September at 3pm at Independence Square.The Pentagon Proposal will describe how ECP 2020 can be implemented stage by stage between now and 2020.
October 6, 2019
Yesterday, Olara Otunnu, Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, visited a centre in Valdikavkaz, in North Ossetia-Alania province, that rehabilitates children who have lost limbs to mines and unexploded ordnance. Mr. Otunnu praised the courage of the young victims – some only four years old – who were struggling to come to grips with their new realities, and appealed for donors to support the centre, which is jointly operated by the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organization (WHO).During the last day of visit, the Special Representative also met with officials from North Ossetia and neighbouring Ingushetia, as well as representatives of non-governmental organizations engaged in humanitarian operations and staff from the UN refugee agency, UNHCR.
October 6, 2019
“Continuing opium cultivation in Afghanistan threatens peace and security in the region, providing traffickers and terrorists with a major source of income,” Antonio Maria Costa, the Executive Director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), told the Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council (EAPC) in Brussels today.The meeting was held at the Headquarters of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), which took over security responsibilities in Afghanistan last month. The EAPC was established in 1997 as a multilateral forum for 19 NATO member states and 27 partner countries from Eastern and Central Europe to discuss political and security-related issues, in order to enhance their cooperation.”I would like to encourage NATO forces engaged in Operation Enduring Freedom to help disrupt trafficking routes and illegal drug processing labs, as an integral part of their efforts to create a secure environment for rebuilding efforts in Afghanistan,” Mr. Costa said, reiterating the close relationship between opium trafficking and funding of terrorism. He also stressed the need to further strengthen the security belt around narco-trafficking in and around Afghanistan.Mr. Costa said opium cultivation in Afghanistan remained at approximately the same level this year as in 2002, with the decline in production in some of the traditional opium-growing provinces being counterbalanced by the cultivation spreading to some new areas of the country.He presented the Council with findings from his mission to Afghanistan last month, during which he held extensive consultations with top government officials in Kabul, as well as governors, tribal elders and military commanders in the provinces of Badakhshan and Nangarhar.While praising President Hamid Karzai and the Afghan Transitional Authority’s commitment to fighting opium cultivation, Mr. Costa stressed that the country needs greater international assistance in developing its law enforcement capacity and in providing opium-growing farmers alternative means of livelihood.
October 3, 2019
by The Associated Press Posted Mar 13, 2017 4:03 am MDT Last Updated Mar 13, 2017 at 5:00 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email BERLIN – Ground staff at Berlin’s two airports went on strike Monday for the second time in four days, forcing the cancellation of hundreds of flights.The ver.di union called on staff at the Tegel and Schoenefeld airports to walk out from 4 a.m. (0300 GMT) Monday until 5 a.m. (0400 GMT) Tuesday, then extended the strike by another 24 hours until early Wednesday.The strike follows an all-day walkout on Friday. Airport authorities said 465 departures from Tegel, the busier airport, and 195 from Schoenefeld were cancelled on Monday — most of the flights planned for the day.Ver.di argued that another walkout was necessary because employers hadn’t reacted to the previous strike and made a new offer in their wage dispute.Those affected by the strike included Berlin Mayor Michael Mueller, who had to set off on a planned trip to Moscow from Dresden, more than 160 kilometres (100 miles) away. Berlin ground staff strike, hundreds of flights cancelled
September 22, 2019
Source: YouTubeSomeone may knock at the bathroom door because they need to use the loo/brush their teeth/apologise for their previous reluctance to turn the heating on.Ignore them. Source: LoloudlyStage 6: Revenge!If they still haven’t turned the heating on, you’ll end up going to bed early because it’s the only place imaginable that might actually be warm. So, TO BED! Source: ImgurBegin by taking all the covers until only a tiny hole remains for breathing. Source: ImgurObviously this will leave none for your other half. But then, they shouldn’t mind as they were SO GODDAMN ROASTING ALL THIS TIME.Oh, you did want some blankets?It’s payback time. Source: NoSomaApply your cold extremities mercilessly. Hands, feet, nose, whatever. Make sure to do it all under the guise of ‘cuddling’ and act surprised when they yelp in pain and anger. Stage 7: RepriseRepeat stages one through six for as many days as it takes.Soon it will be yours. Source: ImgurSoon. Source: ImgurStage 8: VictorySooner or later, weary of your frozen foot-attacks, they will finally capitulate and turn the heating on. Source: reactiongifsAt last!Now, for the battle about whose clothes get to go closer to the radiator.11 reasons the cold weather is actually great>The cold weather and winter do not depress us as much as we think> Stage 1: The problem Source: IdhrenAt first it seems grand. You feel a bit chilly while watching telly, reading a book, picking your fingernails, whatever. Sure it’ll be fine. It’s not that cold.But after a while: Source: Flickr/Idhren/ImgurIt’s cold. God it’s cold.Stage 2: First attemptAsking “Will we put the heating on? Just for an hour?” Source: GifstumblrAnd the inevitable response. Source: ShutterstockInevitably justified with vague, non-specific mutterings about prices and how some people don’t appreciate the cost of things. Basically this person, whether male or female, is like your dad but younger.Stage 3: Desperately overcompensatingPutting on more jumpers. All the jumpers. ARE YOU HAPPY NOW?Wrapping yourself in all available soft furnishings. Source: FunnyjunkAnd resorting to cups of tea and hot water bottles. Basically, this is you. Source: wallygromBut you still feel like this. Source: ImgurStage 4: Dealing with smugnessSource: ShutterstockYour other half, meanwhile, is probably still swanning around in a t-shirt. As if they hadn’t made their point already. What, is their body full of FIRE or something?This means war.Stage 5: Proxy warfareFirst comes the emotional blackmail. “It’s fine. I’ll just have a shower instead,” you say. Then stomp off to the bathroom and use all the hot water.
September 17, 2019
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp TCI Premier blasts Opposition side for “slop” information, sets it straight in HOA Recommended for you Premier attends town hall meetings Related Items:akierra missick, sharlene cartwright-robinson, tci private schools, turks caicos schools Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppFreshly dressed and fresh faced! Many of our children head back to school today… as a lot of the private schools will open. The Official Opposition Leader, Hon Sharlene Robinson with these words on day one of the 2014-2015 academic year: “Each year, you are forced to deal with less than stellar conditions but time and time again you rise to the occasion. I pause to congratulate… Stay focused; stay committed.” The 14 government schools are delayed opening a week, announced by Education Minister & Deputy Premier Akierra Missick in the House of Assembly last Thursday; TS Cristobal impacted the rush to prepare those campuses. Attorney calls on UWI to honor TCI leaders
September 17, 2019
September 14, 2019
Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Charlie Pierce was absent at the meeting on Tuesday, but previously spoke with KSRM News regarding the request for additional funding from the district: “I’ve written a letter to the school district sharing all of our numbers with them, and we wrote a letter to the employees within the borough explaining to them that should the$2.4 million dollar additional funding request be approved by the assembly that there are consequences. I’m laying it out to the assembly as well, we are putting a strong fiscally responsible plan together so that services can continue.” In addition the School Board released its Kenai Peninsula Borough School District preliminary FY20 budget. The budget requests maximum funding from the borough. A resolution for the request for additional funding was introduced at the borough assembly meeting on Tuesday, April 2. In the request from the district, the additional funding would allow the school district to retain some of the non-tenured staff for FY20, as well as provide a cushion in the event of possible state reductions in funding. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Kenai Peninsula Borough School district faces a $22.4 million dollar reduction in state funding under the current budget proposal from the governor. The district has requested $2,423,955 in FY19 from the borough due to the state reduction in funding. Dave Brighton: “Right now we’ve got roughly 120 teachers that are spending their evenings, looking through the internet, and they are looking for other jobs and to leave the state. The Dunleavy budget was the straw that broke the camel’s back, people need to know that they are going to have a paycheck in September. I am afraid that the school district, and the Peninsula will look very different over the next three years. Please help us.” There will be a public hearing on the request for $2,423,955 in FY19 from the borough at their meeting on April 16.
September 10, 2019
Comment 1 2020 Ford Explorer Hybrid first drive: A new kind of Explorer Preview • 2018 Ford EcoSport: Small dog with a big bark Enlarge ImageIt’s not going to keep you away from the tire shop, but it may let you get there under your own power or prevent you from having to change a tire on the shoulder of a busy road. Ford Run-flat tires have been a popular option on passenger cars for years now. But just when everybody got comfortable, Michelin threw a set of self-sealing tires into the mix on the new 2020 Ford Explorer.Ford announced Tuesday that the 2020 Explorer will be the first car to come with Michelin Selfseal tires. Standard on the Platinum and Limited Hybrid trims with four-wheel drive, the tires are also available on Limited 2WD and 4WD models for some extra scratch. The clever bit hides inside the tire. The tires contain a natural rubber sealant, which can either surround an embedded object or patch a hole that an object leaves behind. In terms of punctures, Ford says the Selfseal tire can seal 90 percent of tread punctures up to 0.25 inches in diameter. It’s not a perfect seal, though — it only reduces air pressure loss to less than 15 psi per week. In short, it’s enough to get you off the highway and to a tire facility, but not enough to let you continue the remainder of your road trip. Furthermore, this only works with tread punctures — if you get a nail in the sidewall, or the sidewall is slashed through, the tires can’t do anything about that. Worse comes to worse, the 2020 Explorer still has a spare tire.Michelin’s Selfseal tech is radically different than the run-flat tires you might be familiar with. Some run-flat tires use reinforced sidewalls that can handle the vehicle’s weight when tire pressure drops, whereas other run-flat tires may contain a physical ring made of rubber or another material that then supports the vehicle after the tire deflates. Both types of tire may have the same goal — getting you off the road in a safe way — but they take fundamentally different approaches to that goal. Tags More about 2018 Ford EcoSport Ford Ford 2019 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 first drive: A more approachable track star 57 Photos Share your voice 2020 Ford Explorer is better in almost every way More From Roadshow Auto Tech SUVs 2019 Jeep Wrangler review: First-place performance Review • 2018 Ford EcoSport: Better late than never
September 6, 2019
Kapra: A symposium on ‘Effects of Reforms on Industry’ was held at Jyothi Gardens in Kushaiguda on Sunday. United Andhra Pradesh Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) general secretary B V Raghavulu was the chief guest of the event. He said amendments in liberalised economy were introduced in 1991. “CITU has warned the effects of the liberalised economy. This has put people’s welfare into trouble. The government institutions are being converted into private institutions,” he said. Raghavulu called upon workers and people to fight against the reforms that were affecting industrial sector. CITU Telangana secretary J Venkatesh, DG Narsing Rao, Medchal Distrcit president A Ashok, secretary J Chandrasekhar, vice president K Ravi, CH Yadaiah, J Raghava Rao and others were present.
September 3, 2019
A man and his wife were burned to death and 6 others, including three women and a minor boy, sustained burn injuries as a fire broke out in a flat at Beparipara in the capital’s Uttarkhan early Saturday, reports UNB.The deceased were Azizul, 30, and his wife Muslema alias Urmi 20, while the injured were Dablur, 33, Anjum, 33, Abdullah, 5, Purnima, 30, Sufia, 60, Sagor, 12, from Bhangura in Pabna district.They were the inmates of a ground-floor flat of a two-storey building, said sub-inspector Bachchu Miah of Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) police outpost adding that most of the victims are garment workers and one of them was rickshaw puller.Shafiqul Islam, a senior station officer of Fire Service and Civil Defence in Uttara, said the fire broke out at their flat on the ground floor around 4:00am following a leakage in the supply gas pipeline.On information, three units from nearest Fire Service and Civil defence Station rushed in and doused the fire.Later, the firefighting team rescued the injured, including the four women and the minor boy, from the flat and took them to the DMCH, said the official adding that the conditions of the six were critical, the Fire Service officer said.Among the injured, Azizul died around 10:30am and his wife Urmi succumbed to her injuries around 5:05pm.
September 3, 2019
Prothom Alo illustrationPolice recovered the throat-slit body of a man from a paddy filed in Kashra-Gobindapur village of Panchbibi, Joypurhat on Wednesday, reports UNB.The deceased was Naju Mandal, a van puller and son of Masum Mandal of the village.Quoting family members, police said someone called Naju out over phone on Tuesday night since then he did not return home.On Wednesday morning, locals spotted his body in the area and informed police who recovered the body.The motive behind the murder could not be known immediately.
August 31, 2019
My husband had a previous marriage. In fact, this is our second marriage. Though I have no association with my ex, he is in very good terms with his previous wife. I feel jealous and insecure. How should I cope with this?Name unknown, AgraSometimes you have to express and demand. If you really can’t tolerate this, then be transparent and let yourself go. But, please understand, some relationships are impossible to forget. May be his ex is a very close friend and the friendship is the only reason for the closeness. Try to understand him and try to be his closest companion. Love replaces love, anger will only spoil it. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’As I’m growing older, I am losing interest in women. I don’t feel turned on by any level of closeness. Am I turning gay? I’m feeling very guilty about it.RT, N DelhiAlways remember that you are not alone. If you are gay, know that there are many, many gay, lesbian, bisexual and straight people all over the world who have been in your situation. The doubt. The nagging guilt. The uncertainty. They’ve all been through it. Try not to think of your new sexual revelation as a burden; instead, think of it as a liberation. There is nothing wrong with being gay. You are not any less of a person for being who you are. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with Netflix My daughter-in-law is from a very affluent background and time and again she compares our present with her past. Sometimes that leads to major hassles between my elder son and his family. How do I solve this problem?Janaki Dave, GujaratDid you try explaining this to her? Sometimes we appear rude, but we are probably ignorant. Our silly, immature self neglects small yet significant things. Try to sit down with your son and your daughter in law to explain where things are going wrong. Let them understand your concern. I’m sure, the matter is trivial and she will understand in future. While having sex, my boyfriend uttered the name of another girl. Upon asking, he denied this and is trying his best to prove me wrong! I have lost faith. Am I stupid?Miss GuptaWhy don’t you have faith in your love and trust him once? Why can’t you erase the memory of one incident and believe him? It is impossible to comment on your query. This stray incident should be just noted and put on backburner. Keep your sixth sense on. If he’s upto something wrong, it will surely come to light. Have a good life and don’t stress yourself so much. Trust me dear, it’s not worth it!
August 27, 2019
News | February 07, 2011 Brain Imaging, Genetic Analysis May Help Identify Early Alzheimer’s Risk News | Pediatric Imaging | August 14, 2019 Ultrasound Guidance Improves First-attempt Success in IV Access in Children August 14, 2019 – Children’s veins read more News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 07, 2019 Contrast Use in First Transthoracic Echocardiogram for Heart Failure Reduces Repeat Testing Heart failure is the fourth most common cause for all admission to U.S. hospitals, and it is the most common reason for… read more Related Content News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more Images of regions of interest (colored lines) in the white matter skeleton representation. Data from left and right anterior thalamic radiation (ATR) were averaged. Image courtesy of C. Bouziane et al. 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The multi-year… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July. February 9, 2011 — A new study from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) has found evidence suggesting that a variation of a specific gene may play a role in late-onset Alzheimer’s, the disease which accounts for more than 90% of Alzheimer’s cases. The study combined genetics and brain imaging to determine who may be at risk for developing late-onset Alzheimer’s disease long before symptoms appear.The gene, which is called brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), is crucial to maintaining healthy function of the brain, primarily the brain’s memory center of the hippocampus and entorhinal cortex, and is responsible for learning and memory function. Past research has found that less BDNF is present in the memory center of those diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. However, genetic association studies alone have not produced definite findings regarding this gene. Instead, a combination of genetics and brain imaging were used to demonstrate clear effects of this gene in the brain.In the study, published in the Archives of General Psychiatry, a variation of the BDNF gene called val66met was tracked and examined in healthy individuals to see what effect it had on the brain. Genotyping was used to determine which study participants carried the gene variation. Then two types of brain imaging — high-resolution magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) cortical thickness mapping and diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) (an MRI-based technique that measures key structural connections in the brain) — were applied to measure the physical structures of the brain in each individual. This combination of genetic screening and imaging found that BDNF val66met gene variation influenced exactly those brain structures and connections that deteriorate at the earliest phases of Alzheimer’s disease.”Our sample consisted of healthy adults who passed all cognitive testing and displayed no clinical symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease, yet the brains of those who carried the gene variation had differences in their brain structures consistent with changes we see in people at the earliest stages of Alzheimer’s disease,” said Dr. Aristotle Voineskos, physician and scientist at CAMH, and principal investigator of the study.Participants who carried the variation were more likely to have thinner temporal lobe structures and disrupted white matter tract connections leading into the temporal lobe, the same structures and neural networks that have deteriorated in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients when their brains are examined post-mortem.”In the past, Alzheimer’s disease could only be diagnosed and treated once outward symptoms became present,” added Dr. Voineskos. “Early identification is key because, in addition to seeking therapeutic treatments early to reduce suffering, delaying Alzheimer’s onset by only two years has the potential of saving the Canadian healthcare system nearly $15 billion over the next 10 years. The combination of brain imaging and genetics is a key approach that may help us to identify people at risk for Alzheimer’s disease.”This breakthrough in image-genetics research can be valuable in the research of other brain diseases and will enable researchers to examine how a gene affects the brain and possibly intervene before a person develops an illness.The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is Canada’s largest mental health and addiction teaching hospital, as well as one of the world’s leading research centers in the area of addiction and mental health. CAMH is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto and is a Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization Collaborating Center. 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February 28, 2019
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