Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Early Alzheimer's diagnosis: Progress and pitfalls

Alzheimer's disease, the most common form of dementia, is characterised by brain lesions that can cause devastating memory loss and behavioural changes. It affects some 30 million people worldwide.

Genetics

A genetic brain disease reversed after birth

Researchers at the RIKEN Cluster for Pioneering Research (CPR) in Japan report that Kleefstra syndrome, a genetic disorder that leads to intellectual disability, can be reversed after birth in a mouse model of the disease. ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Augmented reality helps tackle fear of spiders

Researchers from the University of Basel have developed an augmented reality app for smartphones in order to help people reduce their fear of spiders. The app has already shown itself to be effective in a clinical trial, ...

Oncology & Cancer

Fighting brain cancer at its root

McGill University researchers identify proteins that drive cancer stem cells. Targeting and supressing a particular protein called galectin1 could provide a more effective treatment for glioblastoma, in combination with radiation ...

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