Tag Archives: Swedish Research Council

Diabetes Patients May Fall Into Five Categories (BBC News / NHS Choices / Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology)

Summary Scandinavian research indicates there may not be simply two diabetic conditions (Type 1 and Type 2).  Patients can be separated into five distinct clusters or sub-types, each with distinct symptoms, complications and possible treatments. Cluster 1: Severe Autoimmune Diabetes, … Continue reading

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Huntington’s Disease: a Blood Test “Speedometer”? (BBC News / Lancet Neurology)

Summary Early research shows promise that a protein biomarker in the blood, called neurofilament light chain (NFL), which is released from damaged brain cells in Huntington’s Disease, may be the basis for a blood test able to predict whether people … 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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Two “Behind the Headlines” Appraisals (NHS Choices / Lancet Neurology / BMJ Open)

Summary The NHS Choices “Behind the Headlines” service produces regular critical appraisals of recent research about elderly care and dementia-related topics which have appeared in the news. Here are two of these: New Drug NA-1 Could Reduce Stroke Risk of … Continue reading

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Turmeric / Curcumin in Curry Helps Fight Dementia? (NHS Choices)

Summary The Daily Mail and Daily Telegraph reported that eating a curry weekly could help to “stave off dementia”. Researchers tested the effects of curcumin (found in turmeric) on fruit flies  (Drosophila melanogaster) genetically engineered to have a model of … Continue reading

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