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JPND: Enabling collaborative research in Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases

Professor of Neurology Thomas Gasser, JPND’s Scientific Advisory Board Chair and Director of the Department of Neurodegenerative Diseases, shares in an interview JPND’s innovative research and collaboration efforts in the universal race against Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases.
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Understanding the many possible paths to dementia

Dr Roderick Corriveau, PhD from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders & Stroke, part of the National Institutes of Health in the U.S., details the importance of understanding the many possible paths to dementia.
Department of Pathology and Cell Biology

Single Nuclei RNA Sequencing of Huntington’s Disease Brain Tissues

Doctors Osama Al Dalahmah and James E. Goldman discuss their work on single Nuclei RNA sequencing of Huntington’s disease brain tissues.
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The Brain: an unexpeted target of COVID-19

Here, Professor Pamela Lein at University of California, Davis, discusses the relatively unexplored issue of the human brain as a target of COVID-19.
huntington's disease research, cell biology

Huntington’s disease (HD) research

Dr. James E Goldman and Dr. Osama Al-Dalahmah from the Department of Pathology and Cell Biology at Columbia University, provide an in-depth perspective on Huntington’s disease (HD) research.
mild cognitive impairment

Identifying dementia & mild cognitive impairment

Dr Timothy Kwok, Professor at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, shares the development of the Electronic Cognitive Screen (EC-Screen) for population screening of dementia in older people.
pain and memory, working memory

What is the connection between pain and memory?

Researchers are investigating how everyday pain impacts memory - specifically, how do these daily experiences impact the way we think? 
Neurodegenerative research

Creating a major impact on neurodegenerative research funding in Europe

JPND, the largest global collaborative initiative for neurodegenerative disease research, creates a major impact on neurodegenerative research funding in Europe.
Brain conditions

Brain conditions, mental and neurological alike

Prof Monica Di Luca, President, European Brain Council, sheds light on brain conditions, mental and neurological alike, starting with comment on the burdens presented.
arthritis pain, addictive treatment

New treatment that ‘stuns’ arthritis pain could reduce opiate use

Over 350 million people suffer from arthritis pain globally, which means significant levels of opiates are used to manage the condition - but what if there was a less addictive treatment?
dementia tech

Dementia Tech: Overcoming barriers to innovation post-pandemic

Daniel Berman from Nesta Challenges and Colin Capper at the Alzheimer’s Society focus here on dementia tech, including comment on overcoming barriers to innovation post-pandemic.
diagnosis of dementia

Diagnosis of dementia: The impact of COVID-19

Dementia UK’s Head of Research and Publications, Dr Karen Harrison Dening, discusses her thoughts on the diagnosis of dementia and the impact of COVID-19 on this.
depression anxiety and heart disease, cambridge

Depression, anxiety and heart disease connected via same brain region

Researchers at Cambridge University found that over-activity in one brain region links depression, anxiety, and heart disease.
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Open Access Government October 2020

The October 2020 edition of Open Access Government speaks about global government policy issues, such as health & social care, research & innovation, digital transformation, economic development, international development, environment, energy and equality.
Neurodegenerative disease research

JPND: The largest global collaborative initiative for neurodegenerative disease research

Chairman for the global initiative EU Joint Programme – Neurodegenerative Disease Research (JPND) Professor Philippe Amouyel brings to light their innovative work in neurodegenerative disease research.
blood test Alzheimer's

New blood test could improve detection of Alzheimer’s

A new blood test shows promise in detecting Alzheimer’s as early as 20 years before the onset of cognitive impairment, according to researchers.
cognitive function in older people, B vitamins,

Can B vitamins improve cognitive function in older people with mild impairment?

Therese Pei Fong Chow Research Centre for Prevention of Dementia, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, discuss if B vitamins can improve cognitive function in older people.
air pollution and brain health, pollutants

Air pollution and brain health

Here, Professor Pamela J. Lein and Professor Anthony S. Wexler of Neurotoxicology discuss the crucial issue of air pollution and brain health.
cognitive impairment

Ageing: Detection of cognitive impairment using voice analysis technology

Shinichi Tokuno from Voice Analysis and Measurement of Pathophysiology, Department of Bioengineering, at the University of Tokyo, shares with us what we need to know about the detection of cognitive impairment with the benefit of voice analysis technology concerning the ageing of people globally.
Five rare diseases, Alice in Wonderland Syndrome

Five rare diseases you never knew existed

Learn about these five rare diseases to support governments, scientists and healthcare professionals to find treatments.

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