Alzheimer’s Society announced their new research magazine ‘ Care and Cure’. The magazine will be published quaterly and contains news and features on the latest dementia research.
The magazine was created in response to feedback from readers, who wanted to find about the latest in dementia research and the background information to understand it better.
Care and Cure magazine will have regular sections for news, features and insights into research. The first covers several exciting developments including the recreation of Alzheimer’s in a petri dish, the launch of Join Dementia Research to connect more research voluntereers with studies looking for participants, and the announcement of a £30 million programme to kick-start pieces of research that have stalled.
For first issue there’s some interested topic such as :-
- Alzheimer’s disease in a dish
- A new technique for growing brain cells has allowed researchers to see Alzheimer’s disease develop in a petri dish. The team found that growing the cells in a gel encouraged them to form connections and create a network just as they do in the brain.
- Two faced drugs can target the brain
- Drugs to treat brain disease often literally come up against the same barrier. The blood-brain barrier is a layer of cells that protects the brain from potentially dangerous molecules or viruses but it can also block out drugs designed to help.
- Nobel Prize for brain’s inner GPS
- Researchers who discovered cells in the brain that work like a GPS system have been awarded the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. The prize was split between John O’ Keefe and married couple May-Britt and Edvard Moser, who studied the brain’s ability to recognize where we are and where we are going.
- News in brief
- In the blood
- Potential blood tests for Alzheimer’s disease get a lot of attention from people with dementia, families, researchers and the media.
- A researcher’s journey
- Research by Dr Elizabeta Mukaetova-Ladinska, a Clinical Senior Lecturer at Newcastle University and recently completed an Alzheimer’s Society-funded project to diagnose dementia by measuring proteins in blood.
- Join Dementia Research launched across England
- An online service to help match research volunteers with studies and trials is being rolled out throughout England. The service has been developed by the National Institute for Health Research in partnership with Alzheimer’s Society and Alzheimer’s Research UK.
- Putting the ‘D’ in R&D
- The knowledge generated by dementia researchers is impressive, but for that knowledge to make a difference it must be used in practice.
- Charities unite to bring new life to stalled research
The magazine could be download here