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Catch up on the latest news stories about dementia and neurodegenerative diseases

16
October
2018

A hypothesis which has been the standard way of explaining how the body develops Alzheimer’s Disease for almost 30 years is flawed, according to a University of Manchester biologist.

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12
October
2018

Hearing aids and cataract surgery are strongly linked to a slower rate of age-related cognitive decline, according to new research by University of Manchester academics.

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12
July
2018

A new commentary by scientists at the Universities of Manchester and Edinburgh on a study by Taiwanese epidemiologists supports the viability of a potential way to reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

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12
December
2017

An international team of scientists have confirmed the discovery of a major cause of dementia, with important implications for possible treatment and diagnosis.

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8
November
2017

New research is showing how being connected with their local community has reaped enormous benefits for people with dementia.

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6
March
2017

A pioneering legal advice clinic led by students from The University of Manchester for people living with dementia has been recognised in the 2017 Manchester Legal Awards.

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8
February
2017

Disabling a part of brain cells that acts as a tap to regulate the flow of proteins has been shown to cause neurodegeneration, a new study from The University of Manchester has found.

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30
November
2016

A project which trained older people to be researchers into the future of their city has won a major national award for its ground-breaking work, on a night when two other Manchester projects were also shortlisted.

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11
August
2016

A research project has shown that an experimental model of Alzheimer’s disease can be successfully treated with a commonly used anti-inflammatory drug.

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16
June
2016

The University of Manchester has opened the multi-million pound Stoller Biomarker Discovery Centre (14 June), which will identify the unique markers of diseases such as cancer or arthritis. These markers will be developed to ensure the right treatment...

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17
May
2016

Manchester, Salford and Manchester Metropolitan Universities are teaming up in a new initiative to combat dementia in the region and beyond.

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22
April
2016

Stuart Pickering-Brown, Professor of Neurogenetics at The University of Manchester, has been awarded £1million from the Medical Research Council to study a common cause of dementia.

Frontotemporal Lobar Degeneration (FTLD) is the...

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9
March
2016

The combined impact of dementia, age-related hearing and vision impairment is to be investigated by a new multi-million European research consortium led by The University of Manchester.

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8
March
2016

A worldwide team of senior scientists and clinicians have come together to produce an editorial which indicates that certain microbes - a specific virus and two specific types of bacteria - are major causes of Alzheimer’s Disease. Their paper,...

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3
November
2015

The University of Manchester has been awarded £5.3m to buy and install a leading-edge scanner for studying the molecular processes in the brain that cause dementia.

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22
October
2015

A study has been launched to identify small molecules secreted by the skin that are believed to emit a subtle but unique scent in people in the early stages of Parkinson’s.

Researchers believe that Parkinson’s may affect a change...

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25
September
2015

People with young onset dementia and their carers came together to provide a moving musical and artistic performance that concluded a series of weekly sessions.

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16
April
2015

Dementia care for south Asian people could be improved after researchers from The University of Manchester adapted a commonly used tool for judging perceptions of the disease.

Dementia care for south Asian people could be...

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5
January
2015

The University of Manchester’s Professor Alistair Burns has been made a CBE in the Queen’s New Year Honours for services to health and social care – particularly dementia care.

Professor Burns is Vice-Dean...

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16
December
2014

A University of Manchester study of over 400 people in eight EU countries with severe dementia has found that those residing in long-term care homes are less likely to suffer from depressive symptoms than those living in the community.

 

Researchers...

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1
December
2014

The University of Manchester’s Professor Alistair Burns has been made an honorary fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in recognition of his work in raising the profile of old age psychiatry and increasing understanding...

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11
November
2014

A research centre which is dedicated to improving care for older people, people with dementia, and others who need long term help outside of hospital is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2014.

Established at the University...

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27
October
2014

The University of Manchester is to lead a new project to detect dementia earlier and in greater detail than ever before with improvements to MRI scanning.

Dementia...

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23
October
2014

The University of Manchester has been awarded £24 million to tackle dementia, improve clinical sample testing and improve our understanding of basic cell biology, Chancellor George Osborne announced today.

The funding...

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9
October
2014

Scientists at The University of Manchester have used a new way of working to identify a new gene linked to neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s. The discovery fills in another piece of the jigsaw when it comes to identifying people...

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16
September
2014

A dementia researcher based at The University of Manchester and Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has landed a £30k award from Alzheimer’s Research UK for a pioneering research project getting...

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11
December
2013

A European team of experts led by The University of Manchester will explore, investigate and evaluate the role of the neighbourhood in the everyday lives of people with dementia and their families in a new research project announced...

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25
July
2013

Scientists from The University of Manchester have used stem cell gene therapy to treat a fatal genetic brain disease in mice for the first time.

The method was used to treat Sanfilippo – a fatal inherited condition...

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21
January
2013

PharmaKure, a company spun out from The University of Manchester by its technology transfer arm, UMIP, is hoping that its research into finding new uses for...

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20
July
2012

Scientists at The University of Manchester have uncovered how the internal mechanisms in nerve cells wire the brain. The findings open up new avenues in the investigation of neurodegenerative diseases by analysing the cellular processes...

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