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Could Blueberries Ward off Alzheimer’s?

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The humble blueberry has already been credited with having the potential to lower the risk of both heart disease and cancer, but now it seems that it could also have beneficial effects for people with Alzheimer’s disease. Currently the subject of many tests, blueberries have been labelled as a ‘super fruit’ as they’re packed full of antioxidants which are believed ...

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Could a Drug That is Used to Treat Cancer Reverse the Effects of Parkinson’s with Dementia?

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A pilot study using a drug that already has approval for treating cancer appears to have had a dramatic effect on the symptoms suffered by people with Parkinson’s disease with dementia, and a related condition called Lewy body dementia. During the 6-month pilot at Georgetown University Medical Center, 12 patients were given nilotinib, a drug normally used to treat leukaemia. ...

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Researchers Discover The Secrets Of Protein Kinase C

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Scientists at the San Diego School of Medicine have published a new study in Cell Reports which reveals a more accurate structure of the protein Kinase C (PKC), a family of enzymes that is known to control the activity of other proteins in the cells. As a result of this work, the researchers have been able to provide new drug ...

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New Imaging Technology Will Help the Safe Removal of Brain Tumours

Researchers at Johns Hopkins have developed new imaging technology that will aid the safe removal of brain tumours. This is a significant breakthrough, as brain surgery has long been a very delicate balance of removing as much of the cancer as possible without destroying healthy brain tissue. However, this should now be a much easier task due the development of ...

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Does Google have the Answer for Parkinson’s?

What if you could ‘zap’ your blood cells and destroy or modify the substances contained within them which are linked with cancer or Parkinson’s? Sounds like science fiction? Maybe; but this technology could be available sooner than we think, from a company which are known for being internet specialists rather than scientists. Internet giants Google have just announced that they’ve ...

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Could Vibrating Magnetic Balls Hold the Secret to the Treatment of Parkinson’s Disease?

the Secret to the Treatment of Parkinson’s Disease

Although the advent of techniques such as deep brain stimulation (inserting electrodes into the brain to deliver rapid pulses of weak electrical current) have proved to be very exciting developments in the treatment of disorders such as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, depression and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), the fact that this is an intrusive treatment has meant that it’s not the most ...

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The Disease-preventative Benefits of Drinking Coffee

Benefits of Drinking Coffee

More and more scientific studies have been producing results that daily coffee consumption conveys numerous positive health benefits. Drinking coffee has been linked to improvements in memory, reaction times, energy levels, mood elevation, and numerous additional cognitive functions. Alzheimer’s disease The research is in, and it’s claiming that regular coffee drinkers can reduce their chance of developing Alzheimer’s disease by ...

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