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International study finds education does not protect against cognitive decline in later life

22 February 2017

In one of the largest and most comprehensive studies on education and cognitive decline to date, researchers at UCL and funded by MRC and Alzheimer’s Society, explored changes in memory and cognitive performance over an eight-year period in over 11,000 Europeans.

Mathematics predicts the molecular biology of cells

20 February 2017

Scientists at Heriot-Watt University, and funded through the Next Generation Optical Microscopy Initiative led by the MRC, have challenged a long-held theory about the way cells behave on the nanoscale, which could revolutionise future research into diabetes and neurological treatments. 

HIV attack on brain cells points to new dementia treatments

17 February 2017

Scientists have discovered that a protein closely involved in AIDS-related dementia could provide clues for treating other forms of dementia.

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