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Edited by M Flint Beal, Anthony E Lang, Albert Ludolph. Published by Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2005, £195.00 (hardcover), pp 925. ISBN 0-521-81166
Neurodegenerative diseases are a major global health burden in the Western world particularly with our ageing population. The World Health Organization (WHO) predict that by 2050 a staggering 30 million people will be affected by Alzheimer’s disease in Europe and the USA alone. Other diseases such as Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease, fronto-temporal dementia, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis also exert a great human toll on the affected individuals, their families, and society. Research into these disorders is therefore of great importance, and this timely text book summarises the current state of research into neurodegenerative diseases. The book is divided into 10 major sections. The first section covers …