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1 January 1970

Posted by: Richard Scrase

Category: News


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Cancer treatment clears Alzheimer’s damage

A cancer treatment has been shown to rapidly clear the destructive brain plaques of Alzheimer’s disease.

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.

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.

‘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.

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.

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