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Posted on 09 Sep

Commonly used anxiety drugs linked to Alzheimer’s risk

A study has linked use of benzodiazepines, which are commonly prescribed to treat anxiety and sleep disturbance, to an increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

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Posted on 03 Sep

New £900k investment to use patient stem cells to crack dementia

ARUK researcher Dr Selina Wray wins £900k funding boost and is named Red Magazine’s Pioneer of the Year 2014.

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Posted on 03 Sep

Charity pledges increased investment in unique UK-wide Research Network for dementia

Alzheimer’s Research UK funds 15 Centres of research excellence across the country.

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Posted on 29 Aug

Cambridge researchers to hold free public meeting on dementia

A free public meeting about dementia is being held at the Babraham Research Campus on Wednesday 10 September

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Posted on 28 Aug

Electromagnetic brain stimulation improves memory

Researchers in the US have discovered that targeting a specific area of the brain with an electromagnet can improve memory

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Posted on 26 Aug

Study shows potential benefits for brain from weight loss surgery

A new study suggests that weight loss surgery for severely obese women may have some benefits for the brain.

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Posted on 26 Aug

Bath and Bristol join forces to share dementia research with the public

Researchers from the Universities of Bath and Bristol, along with colleagues from the NHS, will come together on 4 September to hold a free public meeting to discuss the changing landscape of dementia research.

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Posted on 22 Aug

Pomegranate extract reduces inflammation in brain cells

Scientists have found that a component in pomegranates reduces the inflammatory response in cells and tissue isolated from rat brains.

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Posted on 22 Aug

New dual-action compound explored as potential Alzheimer’s treatment

Researchers in France have designed a new drug that is being investigated as a potential treatment for Alzheimer’s disease.

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Posted on 21 Aug

Obesity in early or mid-life may increase dementia risk

A study from the University of Oxford suggests that being obese in early or mid-life may increase risk of dementia in later life.

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