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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.

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    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.

    Source:

    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.

    Source:

    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.

    Source:

    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.

    Source:

    JAMA 2016; 315: 571–581

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