Thursday, December 14, 2017

Mild traumatic brain injury causes long-term damage in mice

Mild traumatic brain injury causes long-term damage in mice:

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A new Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology study in mice found that mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) can precipitate not only acute damage but also a lifelong degenerative process.


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Dementia deaths in Scotland now double 2007 figures

Dementia deaths in Scotland now double 2007 figures:

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Deaths caused by dementia continue to rise across Scotland according to provisional figures released today by National Records of Scotland.


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Good friends might be your best brain booster as you age

Good friends might be your best brain booster as you age:

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Ask Edith Smith, a proud 103-year-old, about her friends, and she’ll give you an earful. There’s Johnetta, 101, whom she’s known for 70 years and who has Alzheimer’s disease. “I call her every day and just say ‘Hi, how are you doing?’ She never knows, but she says hi back, and I tease her,” Smith said.


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Good friends might be your best brain booster as you age

Ask Edith Smith, a proud 103-year-old, about her friends, and she’ll give you an earful. There’s Johnetta, 101, whom she’s known for 70 years and who has Alzheimer’s disease. “I call her every day and just say ‘Hi, how are you doing?’ She never knows, but she says hi back, and I tease her,” Smith said.

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Mild traumatic brain injury causes long-term damage in mice

A new Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology study in mice found that mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) can precipitate not only acute damage but also a lifelong degenerative process.

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Dementia deaths in Scotland now double 2007 figures

Deaths caused by dementia continue to rise across Scotland according to provisional figures released today by National Records of Scotland.

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

UK DRI invests £1.5 million into Huntington’s Disease

A progressive new research programme has just been funded by UK Dementia Research Institute (UK DRI), in its first investment in Huntington’s disease since the Institute was established last year.



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