Tag Archives: Neurological Research

Repurposing of Existing Drugs to Prevent Dementia? (BBC News / Science Advances /Alzheimer’s Research UK)

Summary A number of drugs, already approved as safe for the treatment of other conditions, and which could help protect against Alzheimer’s Disease, are said to have been detected and short-listed for further investigation. Full Text Link Reference Alzheimer’s preventative … Continue reading

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Brief Introduction to the DIAN-TU Study (BBC News)

Summary The Dominantly Inherited Alzheimer Network Trials Unit (DIAN-TU) is based at University College Hospital in London, and has the aim of finding ways to prevent the development of Alzheimer’s Disease in people at high risk, before physical / clinical … Continue reading

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Cancer Drugs to Assist Nerve Regeneration? (BBC News / Brain)

Summary Researchers at Imperial College London have suggested that cancer drugs called nutlins may influence mechanisms with the potential for enabling certain aspects of CNS nerve regeneration (at least in animal studies involving severed spinal cords): Full Text Link Reference … Continue reading

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Link Between Repetitive Head Injuries and Long-Term Cognitive Decline? (BBC Health News / BBC Wales)

Summary There is some evidence from Wales that multiple blows to the head experienced by rugby players may accelerate the rate of brain ageing and could potentially lead to early dementia. Full Text Link Reference Dementia fears for rugby players, … Continue reading

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Tumeric (Curry Spice) Might Stimulate Brain Cell Repair? (BBC News / NHS Choices / Stem Cell Research and Therapy)

Summary An early German study on rats suggests that the spice turmeric may have a potential role in helping the brain’s ability to repair and regenerate itself. The study in question involved laboratory animal research to investigate the effect of … Continue reading

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Second Global Dementia Legacy Event: Ottawa, September 11th/12th 2014 (Department of Health / Dementia Challenge / World Dementia Council / CIHR / AVIESAN)

Summary Canada and France are co-hosting the second Global Action Against Dementia Legacy Event in Ottawa (Canada) on September 11th – 12th 2014. This event will explore how to take advantage of partnership working and collaboration between industry and academia, … Continue reading

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Recent Brain Research / Neurology-Related Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses

Summary Recent reviews and meta-analyses on neurology-related topics are listed below. Some of these articles may be available freely (according to local circumstances). A suitable Athens password, a journal subscription or payment for access are required to obtain the full-text … Continue reading

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