Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A microscopic mass of fragmented and decaying nerve terminals around an amyloid core, numbers of which occur in the brains of people with Alzheimer's disease.
- ‘A team from the University of Western Australia found that deposits known as senile plaques seen in the brains of Alzheimer's patients were composed of a new type of protein, which they called beta amyloid.’
- ‘Persons with Alzheimer's have been found to experience increased absorption of aluminum in the brain, as well as exhibit densities of senile plaques and neurofibrillary tangles.’
- ‘The vaccine induces an immune response specifically against beta-amyloid (the protein that makes up senile plaques in Alzheimer's) and has been shown to reduce and prevent plaque formation in mice.’
- ‘Scientists have linked Alzheimer's to a build-up of the protein, sometimes called senile plaque, in the brain.’
- ‘Several types of senile plaques have also been found in the brains of Alzheimer's disease patients, including diffuse, neuritic, and burned out plaques.’
Are you looking for a word for a foolish person? We explore twelve interesting words to describe the dunderheads in your life.
Before you run for the hills, let’s run through a list of ‘run’ expressions that are running through our minds.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.