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1 January 1970

Posted by: Richard Scrase

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Lack of sleep linked to Alzheimer's

Studies using mice suggest that lack of sleep could increase the development of plaques in the brain, accelerating the development of Alzheimer’s disease.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/lack-of-sleep-linked-to-alzheimers/

Gene mutation increases dementia

The dementia associated with Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases is commonly associated with abnormal clumps of a protein (B-synuclein) in the brain.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/gene-mutation-increases-dementia/

Treatment 'reverses' Alzheimer's in mice

A team of scientists studying mice has pinpointed a gene involved in memory impairment, such as that seen in Alzheimer’s disease.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/treatment-reverses-alzheimers-in-mice/

Alzheimer’s blocked in mice by gene deletion

Scientists have identified a gene that when deleted can prevent the build up of the toxic plaques that are the hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/alzheimers-blocked-in-mice-by-gene-deletion/

Skin cells to brain cells for better treatments

Skin cells have been transformed directly into functioning brain cells for the first time in a new study using mice.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/skin-cells-to-brain-cells-for-better-treatments/

Cancer treatment clears Alzheimer’s damage

A cancer treatment has been shown to rapidly clear the destructive brain plaques of Alzheimer’s disease.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/cancer-treatment-clears-alzheimers-damage/

CJD research potential for Alzheimer’s

Researchers working on treatments for the brain disorder Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD) may have found a potential treatment for Alzheimer’s disease.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/cjd-research-potential-for-alzheimers/

High-protein diet shrinks brain

Past research has suggested that high protein diets, such as the Atkin's diet, can increase the risk of heart disease and kidney problems.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/high-protein-diet-shrinks-brain/

‘Turning point’ in Alzheimer’s treatment

A new compound that reduces brain cell death in mice could mark a new target for treatments against Alzheimer’s disease.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/animal-welfare-alternatives/turning-point-in-alzheimers-treatment/

Inside the Dementia Lab

Last week, Alzheimer’s Research UK launched a virtual lab tour that takes users all the way through the stages of research, from funding projects to clinical trials.
http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/inside-the-dementia-lab/

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