Tag Archives: Alzheimer’s Research

French Alzheimer Plan (2008-2012): Quick Evaluation (Lancet / JAD / ADI)

Summary A short Lancet article assesses the impact of the French Alzheimer Plan (2008-2012). Government funding and coordination was provided by the Ministry of Health, the Alzheimer Foundation Plan and the French National Research Agency. A bibliometric analysis, summarised in … Continue reading

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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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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view that animal models for Alzheimer’s Disease and other neurological / biotechnology research may be misguided and outdated.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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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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G8 Dementia Summit Preamble Underway (Alzheimers Disease International)

Summary The G8 Dementia Summit, dedicated to tackling dementia research globally, takes place on December 11th 2013 in London. Alzheimers Disease International (ADI) will take part, along with the Alzheimer’s Society (UK), the Alzheimer’s Association (US), amongst others. “The summit will … Continue reading

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