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  • 12-02-2016 | Alzheimer's disease | News Article | Article

    Astrocytes implicated in preclinical AD

    Astrocytes are activated in the brains of people with autosomal dominant Alzheimer’s disease long before symptoms appear and even before amyloidosis begins, a study shows.


    Brain 2016; Advance online publication

  • 11-02-2016 | Oncology | News Article | Article

    Anti-TNF therapy linked to ‘modest’ extra SCC risk

    A Swedish population-based study shows that treatment with tumour necrosis factor inhibitors significantly increases the risk of developing squamous cell carcinoma, but not basal cell carcinoma, in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.


    BMJ 2016; 352: i262, i472

  • 10-02-2016 | Alzheimer's disease | News Article | Article

    Dementia decline heralds hope of reduced burden

    Analysis of participants in the Framingham Heart Study has shown a decline in dementia over a period of 3 decades.


    N Engl J Med 2016; 374: 507–508, 523–532

  • 10-02-2016 | Neurology | News Article | Article

    Multimodal MRI recommended to prevent brain mass misdiagnosis

    T2*-weighted gradient recalled echo or susceptibility-weighted imaging sequences should be performed during the diagnosis of brain masses to rule out pseudotumoural presentation of cerebral amyloid angiopathy-related inflammation, say researchers.


    Neurology 2016; Advance online publication

  • 09-02-2016 | Stroke | News Article | Article
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    Trial adds piece to stroke rehabilitation puzzle

    High-intensity, repetitive, task-focused upper extremity training does not offer benefits beyond standard rehabilitation for patients within the first few months after a stroke, shows a trial in JAMA.


    JAMA 2016; 315: 571–581

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