Tag Archives: Alzheimer’s Research UK

Join Dementia Research: Clinical Trials Matchmaker Service (Department of Health / Dementia Challenge / BBC News / NIHR)

Summary The “Join Dementia Research” website assists people with dementia to learn about, and become involved in, dementia research. A new enhancement to this service allows people with dementia (or their families / carers for example, acting on their behalf) … Continue reading

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Animal Studies Failing to Yield Dementia Research Breakthroughs? (BBC News / Drug Discovery Today)

Summary Animal rights groups, and some researchers, have voiced the view that animal models for Alzheimer’s Disease and other neurological / biotechnology research may be misguided and outdated. A more human-based approach could be more productive and relevant, it has … Continue reading

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Systematic Review of Blood Biomarkers for Alzheimer’s Disease Onset and Progression (Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease)

Summary Blood-based protein biomarkers to predict the onset and progression of Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) would assist in timely diagnosis and would also be beneficial for clinical trials in helping with the selection of subjects for preventative trials. This systematic review … Continue reading

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Encouraging Patient Involvement in Dementia Research (Alzheimer’s Research UK / Dementia Challenge / Department of Health)

Summary This blog post, from Dr Laura Phipps of Alzheimer’s Research UK, is about the advantages to be achieved by increasing patient, family and carer involvement in dementia research. “When the Prime Minister’s Challenge on Dementia launched back in 2012, it … 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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