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Dementia risk linked to pregnancies and reproductive history More women than men are affected by dementia, and in the UK women make up two thirds of those living with the condition. While women can expect to live longer than men, this alone does not explain the difference in the numbers developing dementia, and scientists have […]
American Academy of Neurology: Differential effects of completed and incomplete pregnancies on the risk of Alzheimer disease A new study by researchers in Korea and the US suggests a link between number of pregnancies and the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. The research is published today (Wednesday 18 July) in the Journal of The American Academy […]
Journal of Neurology: Late-life blood pressure association with cerebrovascular and Alzheimer disease pathology A new study by researchers in the US suggests that having high blood pressure later in life may affect the brain, resulting in brain diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease. The research is published today (Wednesday 11 July) in the Journal of The […]
Latest stats, released today, show that 10,000 study participants have been involved in vital dementia research thanks to an innovative service run by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). This news comes in the wake of new guidance released by NICE in June 2018, encouraging health and care professionals to inform people with dementia about […]
JNeurosci: Aspirin induces Lysosomal biogenesis and attenuates Amyloid plaque pathology in a mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease via PPARα Scientists in the US have found that a low dose of aspirin reduces the hallmark Alzheimer’s protein, amyloid, in the brains of mice with features of the disease. The findings are published today (Monday 2 July) […]
Scientists are a step closer to understanding which genes are responsible for early onset Alzheimer’s disease in people with Down syndrome, thanks to a new study led by researchers at the Francis Crick Institute and UCL along with an international group of collaborators. The findings could pave the way for future medicines to prevent the […]
Neuron: Multiscale Analysis of Independent Alzheimer’s Cohorts Finds Disruption of Molecular, genetic, and Clinical Networks by Human Herpesvirus Scientists in the US have found an association between two forms of the human herpes virus and Alzheimer’s disease. The findings are published today (Thursday 21 June) in the scientific journal Neuron. Dr David Reynolds, Chief Scientific […]
Researchers in Leeds are inviting members of the public to a free public meeting being held on Thursday 28 June from 3:00-5:30pm. The meeting will involve talks from scientists at the forefront of research into dementia. The public event is organised by members of the Alzheimer’s Research UK Yorkshire Network Centre. Alzheimer’s Research UK is […]
The ALBORADA Trust has generously pledged £5million to Cambridgeshire-based national charity Alzheimer’s Research UK to support five years of pioneering drug discovery research through the ALBORADA Drug Discovery Institute at the University of Cambridge. The pledge is both the largest commitment ever made by The ALBORADA Trust and the largest ever received by the charity. […]
Researchers in Bristol are inviting members of the public to a free dementia information event on Tuesday 26 June from 6:30-9:00pm. The meeting will involve talks from scientists at the forefront of research into the condition and an opportunity for attendees to put their questions to the experts. The public event is organised by members […]