Dementia rates 'higher near busy roads'

Posted in Science on 5th Jan, 2017
by Alex Muller

The researchers, who followed nearly 2m people in Canada over 11 years, say air pollution or noisy traffic could be contributing to the brain's decline.

Method discovered to remove amyloid plaques found in Alzheimers disease

Posted in Medicine on 25th Dec, 2016
by Alex Muller

A strategy for removing amyloid plaques; clumps in a brain with Alzheimers disease that are created by misfolded proteins.

Dementia will soon be controlled just like HIV, says research institute

Posted in Medicine on 16th Dec, 2016
by Alex Muller

There is even a chance that the brain could re-wire itself and restore lost mental ability once progress of the disease has been halted.

Alzheimer's treatment within reach after successful drug trial

Posted in Medicine on 11th Dec, 2016
by Alex Muller

Tablet that switches off production of toxic amyloid proteins could be first treatment licensed in a decade if it is also shown to slow mental decline.

Hopes for a new Alzheimer's drug have been dashed

Posted in Business on 24th Nov, 2016
by Alex Muller

A major trial of a drug to treat mild dementia due to Alzheimer's disease has ended in failure.