Specific Plaque Hypothesis - Cariology
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As predicted by the variability selection hypothesis, hominins were not found solely in one kind of habitat, but rather in a variety. A major signal of the ability to tolerate different environments was the dispersal of the genus early Homo beyond Africa into Asian environments. After 1.9 million years ago, the genus Homo is found in a variety of locations in Asia, including some that are relatively far north.
Ecological Plaque Hypothesis - Cariology
To summarize, Alzheimer's Disease is a very common case of dementia that has significant implications the future health and well being of elderly patients. Currently, the most accepted hypothesis by scientists is the Beta-amyloid hypothesis which describes possible processing faults involved with the Amyloid Precursor Protein (APP) causing degradation of brain tissue. In most cases, epidemiology shows that age is a main factor for Alzheimer's disease to appear. Characterized by a loss of cognitive function, this debilitating disease unfortunately has no forms of prevention other than eating foods that boost cognitive functions and brain activity. In terms of future research, a novel treatment that has recently been discovered is the use of immunization to stop the development of the disease. Through techniques of active or passive immunization, the administration of antibodies causes alterations and improvement in the beta-amyloid plaques. With such a high onset rate at relatively high ages, future scientific research will be essential to continue to find new preventative measures and more effective treatments.