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Blog posts of '2016' 'February'

Statins May Prevent Alzheimer's

Alzheimer’s disease could be a thing of the past according to scientists. Studies are under way to develop a statin for the brain, or ‘neurostatin’,  that will work in the same way that current statins are taken to ward off heart attacks. Research on amyloid beta, a protein that adheres to and the...

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Breakthrough In Early Warning Test For Dementia

Scientists are examining whether a simple memory test can actually detect  a dementia before symptoms appear.  The test, which involves patients looking at and identifying a mountainous landscape from various angles, costs very little but it is proving to be extremely effective.  This ‘Four Mountain...