Tag Archives: Neuroepidemiology

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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Alzheimer’s Disease Contractable Via Brain Surgery? (NHS Choices / Swiss Medical Weekly)

Summary Further evidence points to a theoretical risk of Alzheimer’s Disease being potentially transmissible during surgical procedures, in the manner of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD). Full Text Link Reference New clues that Alzheimer’s may have been spread during surgery. London: NHS … Continue reading

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Potential Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease Transmission (BBC News / NHS Choices / Nature / MRC)

Summary There may be a theoretical risk of Alzheimer’s Disease being transmissible during surgical procedures, in the manner of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD). This hypothesis has arisen as a result of the examination of the brains of eight patients who had … Continue reading

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Memory Lapses and Risk of Stroke (BBC News / Stroke)

Summary People with a university education and who experience memory problems could be at higher risk of a stroke, according to epidemiological research performed at Erasmus University Rotterdam. Full Text Link Reference Memory lapses in well-educated may signal stroke risk. … Continue reading

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UK Biobank: Ambitious Imaging Data Collection (BBC News / European Psychiatry)

Summary Around 100,000 of the 500,000 adults aged 40-69 and currently enrolled in UK Biobank are to be invited to take part in detailed imaging of their brain, heart and other major organs. This will be the world’s biggest scanning … 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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Familial Coaggregation of Alzheimer’s Disease and Parkinson’s Disease (Neuroepidemiology)

Summary Given earlier research showing familial aggregation in Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) and Parkinson’s Disease (PD) separately, the authors of this systematic review decided to investigate the extent of any familial co-occurrence of AD and PD. Only a modest degree of … Continue reading

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