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Expert running tips from our marathon Q&A

Martin Yelling

With the Virgin Money London Marathon 2015 just over a week away, we asked top running coach and expert Martin Yelling to host a Facebook Marathon Q&A with our #TeamARUK runners: We’ve summarised them in this blog from Martin to answer all your burning questions: Q: Would you recommend buying a new pair of trainers […]

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The orchestral brain

Dr Dervis Salih

Imagine an orchestra playing a complex and beautiful symphony. And now imagine there are 25,000 musicians in the orchestra. This is one way to picture how our genes work together to control the function of our brains. Mammals have around 25,000 genes, and so this takes some coordination. In people with Alzheimer’s, and other causes […]

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Scientist Focus: Anne Braae

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisDr Emma O'BrienClaire LucasRobin Brisbourne

  Name and job title Anne Braae – I’m a 3rd year PhD student at the University of Nottingham What was your early career path to being a researcher? I did an undergraduate degree in Zoology and Genetics and then I worked in scientific publishing for a while, as well as doing a few events […]

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The power of dementia research

Beth Edgar

Every four seconds someone, somewhere in the world, is diagnosed with dementia and there is a greater need for more research to help people affected, along with their friends, family and carers. As our population ages, our awareness of the challenge posed by dementia is increasing. There is growing understanding that at some point everyone […]

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10 things we take for granted that people with dementia forget

Sue ArmstrongLloyd VaughanKirsty MaraisLouise Martin

1. Recognising your nearest and dearest Looking through precious photo albums reminds us of our past, but imagine not being able to recognise your friends and family staring back at you. That’s the tragic prospect facing people with dementia. 2. Your favourite foods Whether it’s a home-cooked roast dinner or a simple bar of chocolate, […]

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