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Researchers in Mexico have suggested that skin biopsies may be useful for helping detect Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease. The preliminary findings are presented at the American Academy of Neurology 67th Annual Meeting this week. Doctors from Central Hospital at the University of San Luis Potosi recruited 20 people with Alzheimer’s, 16 people with Parkinson’s, […]
A nationwide online and telephone service that helps people to take part in dementia research studies launches today. Join Dementia Research promises to accelerate the pace of dementia research by allowing people with and without dementia to register their interest in studies, helping researchers find the right participants at the right time. This new initiative […]
Research led by scientists at Trinity College Dublin has identified a protein called NLRP3 which plays a role in inflammatory diseases such as multiple sclerosis and cryopyrin-associated periodic syndrome (CAPS). The researchers have developed a compound that can block the action of NLRP3 and shown that it can reduce the severity of disease in a […]
Alzheimer’s Research UK, the world’s largest dedicated dementia research charity, has announced a £30m Drug Discovery Alliance, launching three flagship Drug Discovery Institutes at the Universities of Cambridge, Oxford and UCL (University College London). The Drug Discovery Institutes will see 90 new research scientists employed in state-of-the-art facilities to fast-track the development of new treatments […]
Scientists in Cambridge have found that a particular molecule may prevent the build-up of a hallmark Alzheimer’s protein. The study is published on Monday 16 February in the journal Nature Structural & Molecular Biology. The study focused on a particular ‘molecular chaperone’ called Brichos. Molecular chaperones play an important part in helping proteins form their […]
Global collaboration announced as G7 leaders meet to drive progress on dementia
A new study has linked the long-term use of certain medications to a higher risk of dementia in older people.
Researchers at the Medical Research Council Toxicology Unit at the University of Leicester have identified a molecular mechanism that helps protect brain cells against a fall in core body temperature, which also appears to protect against neurodegeneration in mice.
New research highlights a broad range of symptoms other than memory loss as early signs of dementia.
Researchers from the US, Australia and Sweden have analysed levels of criminal behaviour in people with different forms of dementia.