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Nature: Transmission of amyloid-β protein pathology from cadaveric pituitary growth hormone Scientists from University College London (UCL) have presented further evidence in mice that the amyloid protein, which builds up in the brain during Alzheimer’s, can be transmitted through contaminated brain tissue extracts in a similar way to the prion protein responsible for Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease […]
People can now sign up to take part in groundbreaking dementia research at the Virgin Money Lounge in Glasgow. Lounges across the country are now home to Join Dementia Research kiosks, where people can register their interest to take part in research studies close to them. Join Dementia Research works like a matchmaking service, giving […]
Neurology: Military- related risk factors in female veterans and risk of dementia Scientists have studied female US military veterans and found that traumatic brain injury (TBI), depression or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are linked to an increased risk of dementia. The findings are published today (Wednesday 12 December) in the scientific journal, Neurology. The researchers […]
BMJ: Intellectual engagement and cognitive ability in later life (the “use it or lose it” conjecture): longitudinal, prospective study Scottish researchers have found that there is no association between an individual’s engagement in stimulating brain activities and the rate cognitive decline as they get older. The results are published today (10 December) in the scientific […]
Pupils at a Staffordshire primary school have embarked on a second year of fundraising for pioneering dementia research after a hugely successful first year. The school council at Ravensmead Primary School, in Bignall End, raised around £1,500 for Alzheimer’s Research UK during the last school year through a range of activities, including cake sales, non-uniform […]
The government has today (5 Dec) announced up to £79 million of Industrial Strategy funding for a new programme of research that will harness the power of artificial intelligence and big data to dramatically change the way major diseases are detected, diagnosed and treated. The funding, which forms part of the government’s Life Sciences Sector […]
East Anglian researchers are seeking volunteers to take part in vital dementia research studies through the Join Dementia Research initiative. The projects hoping to shed more light on dementia include a major study looking into the links between sleep problems and genetic risk factors for the condition. Join Dementia Research is a service that allows […]
Zumtobel Group UK are delighted to announce they will be working in partnership with Alzheimer’s Research UK. This partnership will play a vital role in supporting the very important work the charity does to bring about life-changing treatments for dementia, as well as engaging with employees to get them working together to raise money and […]
Neurology: Clinical Practice: Predictors of dementia misclassification when using brief cognitive assessments Researchers in the UK have highlighted limitations of three cognitive tests that can be used to assess people for signs of dementia. The results of the study involving adults from the US are published today (27 November) in the scientific journal Neurology. Currently […]
Presentation abstract: Carotid artery wave intensity measured in mid- to late-life predicts future cognitive decline: The Whitehall II study UK researchers have suggested that a measure of blood flow in the neck may predict the risk of future memory and thinking problems. The findings are presented today (Sunday 11 November) at the American Heart Association Scientific […]