Tag Archives: European Research Council

Diabetes Patients May Fall Into Five Categories (BBC News / NHS Choices / Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology)

Summary Scandinavian research indicates there may not be simply two diabetic conditions (Type 1 and Type 2).  Patients can be separated into five distinct clusters or sub-types, each with distinct symptoms, complications and possible treatments. Cluster 1: Severe Autoimmune Diabetes, … Continue reading

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Huntington’s Disease: a Blood Test “Speedometer”? (BBC News / Lancet Neurology)

Summary Early research shows promise that a protein biomarker in the blood, called neurofilament light chain (NFL), which is released from damaged brain cells in Huntington’s Disease, may be the basis for a blood test able to predict whether people … 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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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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