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A vaccine which could be used to treat patients with Alzheimer's disease has reached the next stage of clinical trials. ACI-24, developed by Swiss-based pharmaceutical company AC Immune, will be tested among patients with a mild or moderate form of the condition. Charity Alzheimer's Research UK said the vaccine represents…
Wales is about to become one of the first countries to robustly examine the use of a new HIV prevention strategy that has been rolled out across the world. Dr David Gillespie, Deputy Director of Cardiff University’s Infections, Inflammation and Immunity Division, will lead the research after winning a Health…
Researchers have been awarded £3.1 million for a pioneering study to help find new treatments for a rare form of blood cancer. Scientists at the University of Glasgow's Institute of Cancer Sciences will carry out laboratory experiments in tandem with a clinical trial to monitor how cancer cells in patients…
Marie Curie has been voted the woman who has made the most significant impact on world history. In a reader poll conducted by BBC History Magazine of the 100 women who changed the world, the pioneering scientist came out on top, above the likes of Margaret Thatcher, Diana, Princess of…
A radical new radiotherapy trial could significantly cut the number of visits for men with prostate cancer, researchers said. Treatment may be delivered in just five bouts compared to the usual 37, Queen's University Belfast said. The trial was the first of its kind in the UK and delivered large…
Black people have higher rates of dementia diagnosis compared to other ethnic groups, a new study suggests. But people from Asian backgrounds are the least likely to be diagnosed with the condition, compared to patients who are black or white. Researchers from University College London (UCL) and King's College London…
Low levels of psychological distress can increase the risk of developing some chronic diseases including arthritis, and types of heart and lung disease, according to new research. The study, led by Catharine Gale, a professor of cognitive epidemiology at the Medical Research Council's Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit at Southampton General Hospital,…
Low dose aspirin may help cells in the brain to clear away a toxic protein molecule at the core of Alzheimer's, early research suggests. Scientists showed the common pain killer stimulated cellular machinery that acts as a waste disposal system to keep the brain "clean". Genetically engineered mice given the…
The Government has announced a £215 million package of funding for research into transforming the lives of millions of people living with a range of conditions, including life-long illnesses, mental health issues and obesity. It will see leading academics and technology experts able to apply for research funding with the…
Foster carers in Scotland are being asked to take part in a new study which aims to explore the unique circumstances and challenges that come with caring for children and young people at a time when they may be vulnerable. Researchers from the Centre for Excellence for Looked After Children…
Mobile phone entrepreneur John Caudwell has pledged his own money in a bid to spark a Government-funded programme into Lyme disease research. Phones 4u founder Mr Caudwell has offered "significant funds" to the Department of Health if it commissions "desperately needed" work into the "terribly debilitating illness". He made the…
Experts have strongly condemned "irresponsible" and "deeply cynical" claims that a new food supplement can slow the progress of Alzheimer's. A study of 13 patients found that a combination of fish oil and eye-protective nutrients led to "significant" improvements in memory, sight and mood. Trial patients who took the Memory…
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