Tag Archives: Neuroinflammation

More on the Possible Role of Neuroinflammation in Frontotemporal Dementia (Bazian / Brain)

Summary Inflammation in the brain has been found to be present alongside (“co-localised” with) protein clusters in patients with frontotemporal dementia, suggesting that neuroinflammation may be involved as a potential cause of frontotemporal dementia. “The researchers found that both the … Continue reading

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Dementia Research Centre in Wales (BBC News)

Summary A brief piece, from BBC News, on the work and aims of the £20 million Dementia Research Institute at Cardiff University. Full Text Link Reference Clarke, O. (2018). Fruit flies’ brains studied to help crack dementia. London: BBC Health … Continue reading

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Preventative Treatment to Reduce Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease, Using Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs? (NHS Choices / Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease)

Summary A recent article suggests that use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) might help to reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer’s Disease, if prescription were to be commenced years before clinical signs were to develop. An NHS Choices Behind the … Continue reading

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Early Research on Stress and Social Disadvantage as Potential Risk Factors (BBC News / AAIC)

Summary Early research findings presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in London suggest that stressful life events, and more generally the chronic stress of enduring social deprivation life-long, may age the brain. The researchers claim that extremely stressful experiences … Continue reading

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Possibly a Paradigm Shift in the Understanding of Parkinson’s Disease? (BBC News / Cell / NHS Choices)

Summary Animal research in the United States and Sweden suggests that Parkinson’s Disease may be caused by bacteria living in the gut. It appears likely that the certain gut bacteria (the “gut microbiome”) could be responsible for releasing chemicals (SCFAs) … Continue reading

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MRC DRI Momentum Awards £4.3 Million For UK Dementia Research (MRC)

Summary Momentum Awards, which support the UK Dementia Research Institute (DRI). Today’s announcement involves six universities being awarded £4.3 million from the MRC to help develop UK-based dementia research. Judging from the press release, there appears to be a serious … Continue reading

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Targeting Brain Inflammation May Help Protect Against Alzheimer’s Disease? (BBC News / MRC / NHS Choices / Brain)

Summary Animal research at the University of Southampton, funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC) and Alzheimer’s Research UK indicates that blocking a receptor (CSF1R), which is responsible for regulating the production of new immune cells (microglia) in the brain, … Continue reading

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Brain and Immune System: Not Unconnected? (NHS Choices / Nature)

Summary Researchers have discovered previously unsuspected lymphatic vessels in the outer layers of the brain. The brain and central nervous system were not previously thought to be connected to the lymphatic system, so this discovery may pave the way for … Continue reading

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Drug Alteration to Brain’s Immune System Prevents Mice Developing Alzheimer’s Dementia? (BBC News / Journal of Neuroscience)

Summary Latest research evidence, from Duke University in the US, suggests that the immune system plays a part in the development of Alzheimer’s Disease (in mice). It appears that immune cells which attack nutrients in the brain may be an … Continue reading

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