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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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Frontotemporal Dementia: Basic Disease Processes Uncovered? (Alzheimer’s Society / Journal of Cell Biology)

Summary Researchers studying the connections between neurons in fruit flies may have identified mechanisms which are involved neurodegeneration in Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD). FTD affects the frontal and temporal lobes (in human brains). A protein called CHMP2B can cause neuronal connections … Continue reading

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Alzheimer’s Research UK’s Virtual Lab Tour (Alzheimer’s Research UK / Department of Health: Dementia Challenge)

Summary Alzheimer’s Research UK has launched a virtual laboratory tour, entitled “The Lab”, which explains the purpose, funding and ongoing achievements of dementia research. Read more: Alzheimer’s Research UK launches virtual lab tour. Reference Alzheimer’s Research UK launches virtual lab tour. London: Department of Health, June 23rd … 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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