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Discipline name H-index Citations Publications World Ranking National Ranking
Medicine H-index 96 Citations 36,466 234 World Ranking 4468 National Ranking 2531

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Awards & Achievements

2004 - Potamkin Prize for Research in Pick's, Alzheimer's, and Related Diseases, American Academy of Neurology

2004 - Sedgwick Memorial Medal, American Public Health Association

Overview

What is he best known for?

The fields of study he is best known for:

  • Internal medicine
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Psychiatry

Leon J. Thal mainly focuses on Alzheimer's disease, Dementia, Internal medicine, Cholinergic and Neuroscience. Leon J. Thal has researched Alzheimer's disease in several fields, including Cardiology, Psychiatry and Cerebral amyloid angiopathy, Amyloid. The Dementia study combines topics in areas such as Cognition, Central nervous system disease, Degenerative disease and Gerontology.

His Internal medicine research is multidisciplinary, incorporating elements of Endocrinology and Surgery. A large part of his Cholinergic studies is devoted to Cholinergic neuron. Many of his research projects under Neuroscience are closely connected to Epidermal growth factor, Neurosphere and Growth factor with Epidermal growth factor, Neurosphere and Growth factor, tying the diverse disciplines of science together.

His most cited work include:

  • EPIDERMAL GROWTH FACTOR AND FIBROBLAST GROWTH FACTOR-2 HAVE DIFFERENT EFFECTS ON NEURAL PROGENITORS IN THE ADULT RAT BRAIN (1142 citations)
  • EPIDERMAL GROWTH FACTOR AND FIBROBLAST GROWTH FACTOR-2 HAVE DIFFERENT EFFECTS ON NEURAL PROGENITORS IN THE ADULT RAT BRAIN (1142 citations)
  • The Lewy body variant of Alzheimer's disease A clinical and pathologic entity (969 citations)

What are the main themes of his work throughout his whole career to date?

His primary scientific interests are in Internal medicine, Endocrinology, Cholinergic, Alzheimer's disease and Nucleus basalis. His work carried out in the field of Internal medicine brings together such families of science as Surgery and Cardiology. His study in Endocrinology focuses on Morris water navigation task in particular.

The study incorporates disciplines such as Acetylcholine and Amyloid in addition to Cholinergic. His Alzheimer's disease research includes themes of Central nervous system disease, Degenerative disease, Psychiatry and Dementia. His Nucleus basalis study results in a more complete grasp of Neuroscience.

He most often published in these fields:

  • Internal medicine (79.74%)
  • Endocrinology (63.40%)
  • Cholinergic (60.78%)

What were the highlights of his more recent work (between 2003-2008)?

  • Alzheimer's disease (40.52%)
  • Internal medicine (79.74%)
  • Choline acetyltransferase (53.59%)

In recent papers he was focusing on the following fields of study:

His primary areas of investigation include Alzheimer's disease, Internal medicine, Choline acetyltransferase, Cholinergic and Dementia. His biological study spans a wide range of topics, including Apolipoprotein E, Donepezil, Cognitive decline and Amyloid. His research in Amyloid intersects with topics in Forebrain, Surgery and Cholinergic neuron.

His work in Internal medicine covers topics such as Psychiatry which are related to areas like Allele frequency. His Choline acetyltransferase study deals with Transplantation intersecting with Biochemistry, In vitro and Molecular biology. His Cholinergic research is within the category of Endocrinology.

Between 2003 and 2008, his most popular works were:

  • A phase 1 clinical trial of nerve growth factor gene therapy for Alzheimer disease (850 citations)
  • A phase 1 clinical trial of nerve growth factor gene therapy for Alzheimer disease (850 citations)
  • The importance of neuritic plaques and tangles to the development and evolution of AD. (364 citations)

In his most recent research, the most cited papers focused on:

  • Internal medicine
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Psychiatry

Leon J. Thal focuses on Alzheimer's disease, Pathology, Dementia, Amyloid and Internal medicine. The various areas that Leon J. Thal examines in his Alzheimer's disease study include Mini–Mental State Examination, Apolipoprotein E, Thioflavin and Cognitive decline. His Mini–Mental State Examination study combines topics from a wide range of disciplines, such as Lewy body, Central nervous system disease, Degenerative disease, Predictive value of tests and Dementia with Lewy bodies.

His work deals with themes such as Choline acetyltransferase, Neurofibrillary tangle and Neurochemical, which intersect with Apolipoprotein E. His research integrates issues of Endocrinology, Cholinergic, Cholinergic neuron and Surgery in his study of Cognitive decline. Leon J. Thal has researched Dementia in several fields, including Recall test, Recall, Audiology, Developmental psychology and Wechsler Memory Scale.

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Top Publications

EPIDERMAL GROWTH FACTOR AND FIBROBLAST GROWTH FACTOR-2 HAVE DIFFERENT EFFECTS ON NEURAL PROGENITORS IN THE ADULT RAT BRAIN

H G Kuhn;J Winkler;J Winkler;G Kempermann;L J Thal;L J Thal.
The Journal of Neuroscience (1997)

1839 Citations

Estrogen Replacement Therapy for Treatment of Mild to Moderate Alzheimer Disease: A Randomized Controlled Trial

R. A. Mulnard;C. W. Cotman;C. Kawas;C. H. Van Dyck.
JAMA (2000)

1235 Citations

The Lewy body variant of Alzheimer's disease A clinical and pathologic entity

L. Hansen;D. Salmon;D. Galasko;E. Masliah.
Neurology (1990)

1111 Citations

A phase 1 clinical trial of nerve growth factor gene therapy for Alzheimer disease

Mark H Tuszynski;Mark H Tuszynski;Leon Thal;Leon Thal;Mary Pay;David P Salmon.
Nature Medicine (2005)

1036 Citations

A randomized controlled trial of prednisone in Alzheimer's disease. Alzheimer's Disease Cooperative Study.

P S Aisen;K L Davis;J D Berg;K Schafer.
Neurology (2000)

581 Citations

The importance of neuritic plaques and tangles to the development and evolution of AD.

P. Tiraboschi;L. A. Hansen;L. J. Thal;Jody Corey-Bloom.
Neurology (2004)

557 Citations

Clinical-Neuropathological Correlations in Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias

Galasko D;Hansen La;Katzman R;Wiederholt W.
JAMA Neurology (1994)

554 Citations

Genetic association of the low-density lipoprotein receptor-related protein gene (LRP), an apolipoprotein E receptor, with late-onset Alzheimer's disease

D. E. Kang;T. Saitoh;X. Chen;Y. Xia.
Neurology (1997)

446 Citations

The Mini-Mental State Examination in the early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease.

Galasko D;Klauber Mr;Hofstetter Cr;Salmon Dp.
JAMA Neurology (1990)

437 Citations

Essential role of neocortical acetylcholine in spatial memory

J. Winkler;J. Winkler;S. T. Suhr;F. H. Gage;L. J. Thal;L. J. Thal.
Nature (1995)

435 Citations

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