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Potential new therapies for Alzheimer’s are revealed through network modeling of its complex molecular interactions

Researchers from Mount Sinai and the National Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology in Japan have identified new molecular mechanisms driving late-onset Alzheimer’s Disease (LOAD), as well as a promising therapeutic candidate for treatment, according to a study in the journal Neuron. LOAD is the most prevalent form of dementia among people over age 65, a […]

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Effective stroke drugs are saving the NHS millions

Drugs prescribed to high-risk stroke patients are costing the NHS hundreds of millions each year—but they are so effective, the service is actually saving money. Analysis of stroke data showed that the cost to NHS England of prescribing direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) increased by £733m from 2011 to 2017, but resulted in a substantial 11% […]

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Humans are born with brains ‘prewired’ to see words

Humans are born with a part of the brain that is prewired to be receptive to seeing words and letters, setting the stage at birth for people to learn how to read, a new study suggests. Analyzing brain scans of newborns, researchers found that this part of the brain—called the ‘visual word form area’ (VWFA) […]