Tag Archives: Medical Research Council (MRC)

UK Research Funding: Announcements Ahead of G8 Dementia Summit (BBC News)

Summary The UK aims to double funding for dementia research by 2025 David Cameron has announced. The current research funding target for 2015 is £66m; this will rise to £132m (adjusted for inflation) by 2025. The Medical Research Council (MRC) plans to commit £50m to … Continue reading

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Extracellular Tau Proteins Can Spread Tau Pathology (NHS Choices / Journal of Biological Chemistry)

Summary A recent NHS Choices critical appraisal has covered research into the role and development of Tau protein and speculating whether traumatic brain injury might provide opportunities for Tau proteins to spread. This research found that short exposure to Tau … Continue reading

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Alzheimer’s Disease: Genetics Research Breakthrough (BBC News / NHS Choices / Nature Genetics)

Summary An international collaboration of geneticists from 145 academic institutions investigating Alzheimer’s Disease have performed a meta-analysis of data about the DNA of 17,000 patients and 37,000 healthy people. Their analysis of genome-wide association studies (GWAS) has identified 21 genetic … Continue reading

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Giant Steps: Re-Tracing the Development of a Promising Research Approach

Summary Following the announcement earlier this week of a probable (if still early-stage) historic breakthrough in finding a potential approach to preventing neurodegeneration across Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Huntington’s Diseases, readers may be interested in viewing the publication history of research … Continue reading

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Breakthrough Discovery of Chemical to Prevent Neurodegeneration Across Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Huntington’s Diseases (BBC News / NHS Choices / Science Translational Medicine)

Summary A chemical substance has been identified which shows signs of being able to halt a range of neurodegenerative diseases in mice. This may well be a historic event in research, although more research is required; the development of drug treatments … Continue reading

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Government Funded Assistive Technology Research and Development Projects (Department of Health)

Summary This Department of Health report gives an overview of government-funded projects to support the development, introduction and evaluation of assistive technology. Assistive technologies are intended to broaden the activities, independence and / or wellbeing of disabled and older people. This … Continue reading

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Prime Minister’s Challenge on Dementia: Annual Progress Report (Department of Health)

Summary This report gives an account of progress in the first year of the Prime Minister’s Challenge on Dementia. The achievements against the three main areas of the challenge are described, with progress reports from the three Dementia Challenge Champion … Continue reading

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Review and Timeline of Lewy Pathology (Nature Reviews. Neurology)

Summary This article traces developments in Lewy pathology since Fritz Heinrich Lewy’s 1912 discovery of the protein aggregates underlying Parkinson Disease (PD) in brain regions other than the substantia nigra. It was Konstantin Nikolaevich Tretiakoff who in 1919 found similar … Continue reading

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Exercise in Old Age Helps Prevent Brain Shrinkage (BBC Health News / Neurology)

[A version of this item features in Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust), Volume 3 Issue 4, November 2012]. Summary Research published in the journal “Neurology” indicates that people aged over 70 who are more physically active tend … Continue reading

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Prime Minister’s Challenge on Dementia (Department of Health)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 9, April 2012]. Summary This Department of Health publication clarifies the scope of the Prime Minister’s challenge on dementia. This “challenge” sets out an ambitious programme of work to achieve … Continue reading

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