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(1) (APPlication) The file extension for executable Mac applications. See APP file.

(2) (APPlication) The term has been shorthand for "application" in the IT community for a long time. However, it became popular with the consumer for mobile applications in smartphones and tablets after Apple debuted the iPhone 3G in 2008. It is just as correct to say "iPhone application" as it is "desktop computer app;" although app is shorter, and computer people love to abbreviate. See application and online app store.

(3) (APPlication) In the engineering world, an app can refer to a circuit design, using the word "application" in the context of purpose. For example, "high-voltage apps" means high-voltage circuit designs. The term predates mobile software apps by decades.


Apps Are Everywhere
After installing a new smart TV, as in this Samsung 4K TV example in 2016, users have the option of downloading apps from Netflix, Amazon and other content providers.







And We Do Mean "Everywhere"
For decades the word "apps" have been shorthand for "appetizers" and it still is.
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From those, they then physically created mutant beta-amyloid peptides using chemical synthesis.
Abnormal cleavage, or failure to dear beta-amyloid peptides, causes them to accumulate into oligomers (two to 12 peptide strands joined together), fibrils and plaques.
Two of the identified mutations are responsible for an under-expression of SORL1, resulting in an increase in the production of the beta-amyloid peptide.
Protection against beta-amyloid peptide toxicity in vivo with long-term administration of ferulic acid.
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It identifies another pathway that's important in regulating levels of beta-amyloid peptide," reports Dwain Thiele, chief of hepatology.
Our experiments revealed that the plaque build-up can be eliminated by an amino acid, beta-amyloid peptide, or AN-72," he said.
The failure of several recent treatment trials directed at the beta-amyloid peptide, a key pathological correlate of Alzheimer's disease, suggests a need to explore alternative approaches to Alzheimer's disease treatment that are not focused on beta-amyloid metabolism," they said.
Using mouse models, researchers found that restricting caloric intake overall, and carbohydrate intake in particular, triggered brain activity associated with longevity, reducing the build-up of beta-amyloid peptide, the main component of the plaque build-up in the brains of AD patients.
The Alzheimer's patients had significantly less beta-amyloid peptide and more tau protein in their spinal fluid than people in the other three groups did, says study coauthor Christoph Hock of the University of Zurich.
In research so far, a synthetic form of the beta-amyloid peptide, called AN-1792, was injected into six-week-old mice.
Alpha2-macroglobulin associates with beta-amyloid peptide and prevents fibril formation.