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In the news: The genetics of Alzheimer’s risk

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisClaire LucasRobin BrisbourneKaty Stubbs

Making the news today is research from scientists at Cardiff University who, as part of a global research team, have discovered 11 new areas of the genome linked to a higher risk of Alzheimer’s. The study is unique in the field of Alzheimer’s, not just for the sheer quantity of genetic information it has produced […]

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Placebo Tea

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisClaire LucasRobin BrisbourneKaty Stubbs

In this short piece I’m going to describe why we need clinical trials to develop new Alzheimer’s treatments. And cups of tea. What is the placebo effect? It’s been shown over and over again that patients who are given empty injections or pills, which they believe contain medicine, experience symptom improvement. This happens in a […]

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