Tag Archives: University of Zurich

Early Signs of a Historic Breakthrough in the Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease? (BBC News / Nature)

Summary Early results, based on small numbers of patients in a Phase I trial, indicate unprecedented progress in the development of a pharmacological treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease. The drug Aducanumab appears to combat (and reverse) the build-up of amyloid protein … Continue reading

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Late-Onset Dementia in the UK: Estimates of Burden and the Potential Impact of Interventions (OHE / Alzheimers and Dementia)

Summary The Office of Health Economics (OHE) has performed research to estimate the current and likely future burden of late-onset dementia in the UK, taking into account – so far as is possible – the appearance of future “interventions” which … Continue reading

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Alzheimer’s Disease Genetics Research: Two New Susceptibility Genes (PloS One)

Summary An international collaboration of geneticists investigating susceptibility genes for Alzheimer’s Disease has identified two additional genes (chromosome 8 TP53INP1 and chromosome 14 IGHV1-67). These two genetic susceptibility loci appear to be involved in energy metabolism, protein degradation and the … Continue reading

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Does Lifelong Reading and Cognitive Stimulation Protect Against Dementia? (NHS Choices / Neurology)

Summary The NHS Choices “Behind the Headlines” service regularly offers critical appraisals of recent research on elderly care and dementia-related topics which have appeared in the news. Here is another master-class appraisal. A study reported in Neurology indicates that people who … Continue reading

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Psoriasis Drug May Halt Alzheimer’s Disease?: “Behind the Headlines” Appraisal (NHS Choices / Nature Medicine)

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 is one more of these master-class evaluations. Animal Research on Psoriasis Drug … Continue reading

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Alzheimer’s Brain Damage Reversed by Deep Brain Stimulation? (NHS Choices)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 5, December 2011]. Summary Alzheimer’s Disease could be eased by regular small fleeting pulses of electricity. A small safety trial to test “deep brain … Continue reading

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