Tag Archives: Brain Research

Animal Study Explores the Potential of a Novel Diabetes Drug for Reducing Memory Loss in Dementia – In Mice (NHS Choices / Brain Research)

Summary Early animal research indicates that a new drug designed for the future treatment of diabetes may (one day) have an alternative re-use for reducing the memory-loss symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease. Mice given a modified version of a so-called triple … Continue reading

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Quick Insights Into the UK’s Brain Bank Network (BBC News / MRC)

Summary A brief look at the MRC’s Brain Bank Network. Full Text Link Reference Buchanan, R. (2016). Banking Britain’s brains: the story of a scientific resource. London: BBC Health News, August 1st 2016.

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Pilot Study of Stem Cell Treatment in Stroke Therapy (BBC News / Stem Cell Translational Medicine)

Summary A pilot study at Imperial College London indicates that infusing stem cells into the brain during the first week after a stroke may improve recovery. Patients were more likely to be able to walk and look after themselves independently … Continue reading

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Human Brain Project (HBP): New Paradigm or New Confusion? (BBC News)

Summary Senior neuroscientists have released an open letter to the EC which is critical about the European Human Brain Project (HBP). Critics assert that this project, aimed at attempting to simulate the human brain, has drifted off-course. They are demanding … Continue reading

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Blood Test Potentially Able to Predict Alzheimer’s Disease Onset (BBC News / Alzheimer’s & Dementia)

Summary Research published in the Alzheimer’s & Dementia: the Journal of the Alzheimer’s Association may indicate a significant step forwards in developing a blood test which could be able to predict the risk of Alzheimer’s Disease onset with 87% accuracy. Research … Continue reading

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Decline in Number of Clinical Trials for Alzheimer’s Disease (BBC News / Alzheimer’s Research & Therapy)

Summary More than 99% of drug trials for Alzheimer’s Disease during the past decade have failed. An article in the Alzheimer’s Research & Therapy journal discusses an issue which was perhaps the key focus of the Global Dementia Legacy Event. … Continue reading

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Knighthoods of Interest: Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2014 (BBC News)

Summary Neuroscientist Professor Colin Blakemore and Robert Francis QC (author of the 290 recommendations for improving care in NHS hospitals) have both received knighthoods. Full Text Link Reference Gallagher, J. (2014). Prof Colin Blakemore: medical research defender knighted. London: BBC … Continue reading

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