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Neurodegenerative diseases are those conditions which primarily affect the neurons in the human brain. Neurons are the building blocks of the nervous system which normally don’t reproduce or replace themselves. Damage or disease can lead to such neurodegenerative diseases as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and Huntington’s disease.

Diagnostic definition developed for Functional Cognitive Disorder

Diagnostic definition developed for Functional Cognitive Disorder

A diagnostic definition has been developed for Functional Cognitive Disorder, a neurodegenerative condition that is often mistaken for dementia. UK academics and clinicians have collaborated...
Prion disease: potential treatment discovered by researchers

Prion disease: potential treatment discovered by researchers

Researchers have discovered a possible effective treatment strategy for patients suffering from prion disease. The study, published in Nucleic Acids Research by Oxford University Press,...
EIT Health Wild Card winner attracts $1m from Microsoft M12 and Mayfield

EIT Health Wild Card winner attracts $1m from Microsoft M12 and Mayfield

EIT Health Wild Card winner, iLoF (Intelligent Lab on Fiber), has announced that it has secured $1m (USD) in investment from Microsoft’s Venture Fund,...
Salmonella linked to autoimmune responses, arthritis, and Alzheimer's

Salmonella linked to autoimmune responses, arthritis, and Alzheimer’s

New research has shown that Salmonella infections can cause autoimmune responses and arthritis in animals, and has presented a possible link to neurodegenerative diseases. The...
How telehealth is providing a digital solution for dementia care

How telehealth is providing a digital solution for dementia care

A new study has highlighted the efficacy of telehealth for dementia care, which researchers say can be just as effective as face-to-face visits. A new...
Breakthrough could help develop therapies for childhood brain disorder

Breakthrough could help develop therapies for childhood brain disorder

A new breakthrough could pave the way for therapies to treat rare childhood brain disorders by helping us to understand how they develop. Findings from...
New tool can help predict risk of death for dementia patients

New tool can help predict risk of death for dementia patients

A new tool has been designed that can predict risk of death for dementia patients, as well as potential admission to a long-term care...
Understanding Alzheimer’s disease using gene-network tools

Understanding Alzheimer’s disease using gene-network tools

New research has found a novel way to identify genes that are implicated in the neurodegenerative disorder known as Alzheimer's disease using gene-network tools. Using...
Alzheimer's disease trial links high amyloid levels with early stage disease

Alzheimer’s disease trial links high amyloid levels with early stage disease

Findings from a new trial have highlighted that higher levels of the amyloid protein in the brain represent an early stage of Alzheimer's disease. The...
New imaging method sheds light on Alzheimer's disease

New imaging method sheds light on Alzheimer’s disease

A new imaging technology method has been tested to help shed light on Alzheimer's disease. Researchers have tested a new imaging technology method to study...
New neurodegenerative brain disorder discovered in children

New neurodegenerative brain disorder discovered in children

A new study has uncovered a neurodegenerative brain disorder that can be experienced by children. A study has uncovered a new neurodegenerative disorder in which...
Brain inflammation may be linked to several different forms of dementia

Brain inflammation may be linked to several different forms of dementia

According to a new study, brain inflammation may be linked to a number of different forms of dementia. Brain inflammation may be more widely implicated...

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