Behavioural changes such as irritability, sleep changes and depression are common characteristics in the early stages of familial Alzheimer's disease, according to research published in Brain.
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The in2science scheme sponsored by the NIHR University College London Hospitals Biomedical Research Centre is looking for researchers interested in providing 2-week lab placements for ‘AS’ level students from low income backgrounds.
Students get the chance to work alongside scientists, and the aim is to inspire and motivate them and to support them in their application to competitive universities. Last year’s evaluation showed 79% of students went onto university, 58% of these were to a Russell group university and all of these were STEM degrees.
UCLH is holding its massive research open day on 23 June this year and we are now inviting applications from researchers to have a stand.
Research using brain imaging has found changes in the brain can be identified in people with frontotemporal dementia (FTD) 5-10 years before symptoms appear.
A blood test, rather than an invasive muscle biopsy, may be sufficient to diagnose mitochondrial disease in some patients.