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The Resource In Pursuit of Memory

In Pursuit of Memory

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In Pursuit of Memory
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In Pursuit of Memory
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For readers of Atul Gawande, Siddhartha Mukherjee, and Henry Marsh, a riveting, gorgeously written biography of one of history's most fascinating and confounding diseases—Alzheimer's—from its discovery more than 100 years ago to today's race towards a cure.SHORTLISTED FOR THE ROYAL SOCIETY SCIENCE BOOK PRIZE 2017LONG-LISTED FOR THE 2017 WELLCOME BOOK PRIZENAMED "SCIENCE BOOK OF THE MONTH" BY BOOKSELLERAlzheimer's is the great global epidemic of our time, affecting millions worldwide — there are more than 5 million people diagnosed in the US alone. And as our population ages, scientists are working against the clock to find a cure.Neuroscientist Joseph Jebelli is among them. His beloved grandfather had Alzheimer's and now he's written the book he needed then — a very human history of this frightening disease. But In Pursuit of Memory is also a thrilling scientific detective story that takes you behind the headlines. Jebelli's quest takes us from nineteenth-century Germany and post-war England, to the jungles of Papua New Guinea and the technological proving grounds of Japan; through America, India, China, Iceland, Sweden, and Colombia. Its heroes are scientists from around the world — many of whom he's worked with — and the brave patients and families who have changed the way that researchers think about the disease.This compelling insider's account shows vividly why Jebelli feels so hopeful about a cure, but also why our best defense in the meantime is to understand the disease. In Pursuit of Memory is a clever, moving, eye-opening guide to the threat one in three of us faces now
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  • Judd, Thomas
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  • History
  • Medical
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In Pursuit of Memory
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In Pursuit of Memory
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digital storage
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unknown
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