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CoEN “Pathfinder” Funding for Neurodegenerative Disease Research Announced (MRC)

Summary The Centres of Excellence in Neurodegenerative Disease (CoEN) initiative has awarded £3.6 million to 11 international “Pathfinder” innovation projects. These projects aim to identify and validate new potential drugs and develop innovative therapeutic approaches for the dementia, and other conditions such … 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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Brain Chemical miR-34c Linked to Mental Decline (NHS Choices)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 3, October 2011]. Summary The Daily Express has reported that German researchers have discovered how to block the effect of a molecule in the … Continue reading

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Human Skin Cells (Fibroblasts) Converted into Neurons (NHS Choices)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 1, August 2011]. Abstract The July 14th 2011 issue of The Independent reported that scientists at Stanford University in California have learned how to … Continue reading

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