Tag Archives: Medical Research Council (MRC)

NICE Supports NHS Free Trial Access to Medical Research in Journals and Ebooks (NICE)

Summary NHS staff working in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have (for a trial period) free access to articles containing current information about research and best practice published in a massive range of medical and scientific journals. This development follows recommendations in the government-commissioned … Continue reading

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UK Biobank: Ambitious Imaging Data Collection (BBC News)

Summary Around 100,000 of the 500,000 adults aged 40-69 and currently enrolled in UK Biobank are to be invited to take part in detailed imaging of their brain, heart and other major organs. This will be the world’s biggest scanning … Continue reading

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UK Biobank Epidemiological Study Into Dementia Risk Factors (BBC News / Medical Research Council)

Summary A large-scale study, funded by the Medical Research Council, is to investigate the risk factors which contribute to the possibility of developing dementia. A third of a million adults in the UK, all of whom participated earlier in the … Continue reading

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The Environment and Health Atlas: England and Wales (BBC News / MRC / PHE)

Summary Researchers at Imperial College London have produced an online map of population-wide health information for England and Wales, which allows users to enter their postcodes to discover their local community’s risk of developing 14 conditions, including heart disease and … Continue reading

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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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