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Dead-simple UBC app pushes people to walk for dementia research

VANCOUVER: A new app developed at the University of British Columbia is encouraging people to get up and walk — and help with health research at the same time.

“Walk 10 Blocks” pushes adults to walk about a kilometre every day. By registering on the Read More »

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Researchers offer new hope in treatment for traumatic brain injury

MELBOURNE: Melbourne researchers are working on an injectable treatment for traumatic brain injury using the protein implicated in Alzheimer’s disease.

The University of Melbourne team hopes doctors could inject players after a head clash, or paramedics could administer the peptide to car crash victims, so Read More »

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UCSF study links loss of smell to dementia

SAN FRANCISCO: A UC San Francisco study that examined a population of older adults for more than a decade showed that poor performance on a simple odor test was linked to increased risk of developing dementia years later.

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Simple eye test may lead to early detection

KANPUR: Alzheimer’s disease will be diagnosed and ­potentially prevented more than 20 years before symptoms of the crippling brain disorder appear under radical research to be undertaken in Australia this year.

Sydney researchers now have the technology to scan for Alzheimer’s with a ­simple eye Read More »

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