Tag Archives: Innovation in Genetics

Defeat Dementia Campaign (Alzheimer’s Research UK)

Summary Alzheimer’s Research UK’s “Defeat Dementia” campaign was announced at the Global Dementia Legacy Event on June 19th 2014. Commitments included in the Defeat Dementia programme include: The launch of the Alzheimer’s Research UK Stem Cell Research Centre. There is a £2 … 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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Quick Insight: United States Perspective on Dementia Research Funding and Progress (Cure Alzheimer’s Fund)

Summary This video gives an overview of the organisations and funding arrangements behind recent collaborative research work on Alzheimer’s Disease, and other form of dementia, in the USA. “Cure Alzheimer’s Fund and the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) are … Continue reading

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Blood Test for Early Detection of Alzheimer’s Disease? (BBC News / Genome Biology)

Summary The degenerative processes causing Alzheimer’s Disease are believed to start often years before clinical symptoms become apparent. Researchers have been investigating ways of detecting the disease earlier. Such tests should help in learning more about how the disease progresses. Tests … Continue reading

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Alzheimer’s Research UK’s Virtual Lab Tour (Alzheimer’s Research UK / Department of Health: Dementia Challenge)

Summary Alzheimer’s Research UK has launched a virtual laboratory tour, entitled “The Lab”, which explains the purpose, funding and ongoing achievements of dementia research. Read more: Alzheimer’s Research UK launches virtual lab tour. Reference Alzheimer’s Research UK launches virtual lab tour. London: Department of Health, June 23rd … Continue reading

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Overview of Future Health and Social Care Trends (King’s Fund)

Summary This overview represents the King’s Fund’s summary of the main “trends and drivers” which are likely to shape health and social care services over the next 20 years. It analyses these trends as a contribution to the evidence base … Continue reading

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Stem Cell Research: a Behind the Headlines Special Report (Bazian / NHS Choices)

Summary The “Behind the Headlines” service, from Bazian (the company behind NHS Choices and NHS Evidence), reviews medical topics in the news. NHS Choices has examined many news stories on dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease, some of which have been pulled … Continue reading

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