Marcie L Wood

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The main objective of this study was to determine whether elevated blood beta-amyloid (Abeta) levels among the first-degree relatives of patients with Alzheimer's Disease (AD) are associated with vascular risk factors of AD. Serum Abeta was measured in samples from 197 cognitively normal first-degree relatives of patients with AD-like dementia. Study(More)
  • M L Wood
  • Canadian family physician Médecin de famille…
  • 1993
In a qualitative study using focus group interviews, family physicians in London, Ont, were asked to describe how they perceived their role in follow-up cancer patient care. Barriers to fulfilling this role existed both in the tertiary cancer care setting and among the family physicians themselves. Suggestions for overcoming these barriers were generated.
Numerous studies have shown that the beta-amyloid peptide (Abeta) or beta-amyloid deposits impact many processes that can contribute to neurodegeneration, ranging from immune and inflammatory processes to cell death and apoptosis, processes characteristic of both Alzheimer's disease and head injury. Human and animal studies of traumatic brain injury (TBI)(More)
Neuritic dystrophy with amyloid burden and neurofibrillary tangles are pathological hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease. Genetic disruption of CD40 or CD40L alleviates amyloid burden, astrocytosis, and microgliosis in transgenic animal models of Alzheimer's disease. It has been reported that phosphorylated tau-positive dystrophic neurites are observed in(More)
We have employed a genomic approach in homogenous cell culture to investigate the fundamental transcriptional responses which occur in neurons over time as a consequence of a single 30-min exposure to cocaine. Data from 24 Affymetrix microarrays, representing eight treatment groups, were analyzed by GeneChip Operating Software and then further mined by(More)
A nucleic acid photocross-linking technology was used in the development of a direct assay for factor V Leiden, a point mutation in the factor V gene (G1691A) that is the most common inherited risk factor for thrombosis. This cross-linking hybridization assay included two allele-specific capture probes and six signal-generating reporter probes; all were(More)
In situ hybridization techniques have been an important research tool since first introduced 30 years ago, and more recently clinical applications have been expanding greatly. Still, further improvements in the assay sensitivity and protocols that are amenable to routine clinical use are desired. We use a novel photo-cross-linking technology to irreversibly(More)
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