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Research round-up: AAIC Day Four

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It’s the last full-day of scientific talks here at AAIC2014 and another opportunity for important discussions about research. Decoding the genetics of dementia Yesterday we heard about a large collaboration called IGAP (International Genomics of Alzheimer’s Project), where teams from around the world are pooling samples to run the largest ever genetic studies in Alzheimer’s. […]

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Research round-up: AAIC Day Three

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The sun was shining yesterday at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference 2014 in Copenhagen, and we heard more interesting sessions about the latest dementia research. Here is a round-up of some of the topics discussed. Understanding the basics Improving our knowledge of the brain, how it works and how it goes wrong to cause dementia […]

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Important discussions at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference 2014

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The Alzheimer’s Association International Conference 2014 provides the perfect platform for dementia researchers to discuss some of the more controversial, thought-provoking and fascinating issues facing dementia research. We summarised three of these for you: 1. Should we screen the general population for dementia? While early diagnosis of dementia is a government priority, we do not […]

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Research round-up: AAIC Day Two

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Today was the second day of the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference 2014 in Copenhagen, where thousands of dementia researchers have gathered to discuss their latest results. Here is a round-up of just some of the day’s excellent sessions. Understanding the causes of dementia Last week in the newspapers were headlines about a potential new blood […]

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