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  • n. Plural form of tangle.


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  • It also sticks to another key feature of the disease: twisted protein "tangles" in the brain.

    New method of scanning brain could help diagnose Alzheimer's

  • Langdon again tangles with codes and secret societies – this time, in a plot that unfolds over a 12-hour period.

    2009 August « One-Minute Book Reviews

  • Earlier work has linked the presence of plaques and protein tangles within the brain to Alzheimer.

    Self-Discipline May Reduce Alzheimer’s Risk | Impact Lab

  • Large trees are about us, and from their branches hang gray filaments of moss, while great creepers, like monstrous serpents, curl around the trunks and writhe in tangles through the air.

    Chapter XVIII

  • I don't have a car so I have to take the jeep whenever I go out which causes all the freakin 'tangles. .jeepney + windy weather = super duper tangled hair!

    Archive 2007-06-01

  • What they found were these so-called tangles in the brains of people who have early signs of the disease.

    CNN Transcript Dec 21, 2006

  • The current formal criteria for diagnosing Alzheimer's require steadily progressing memory loss and an inability to carry out day-to-day activities, like dressing or bathing - along with a pathologist's report of plaque and another abnormality, known as tangles, in the brain after death.

    NYT > Home Page

  • Nor do scientists fully understand what causes it, though for years, opposing camps have duked it out over hypotheses that have focused largely on brain abnormalities called tangles, neither of which has so far proved a good therapeutic target.

    Slate Magazine

  • [T] he piano [in the "Quartet for the End of Time"] in particular often has "tangles" of notes thick with dissonance.

    Archive 2007-10-01

  • As the snowy sash creaked in my hand, he made off to the waterspout that suspends its "tangles" of ice over a gaping tank, and, rebounding from that, with a quiver of his little black breast, bobbed through the network of wire and joined a few of his fellows in a forlorn hop round the henhouse in search of food.

    Auld Licht Idyls


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