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Dementia Research Institute to be established in U.K.

London - Although the U.K, government has been pushing through many cuts to its departments, it has protected science spending in real terms. One area where resources will be distributed is towards a new Dementia Research Institute.

Neurodegenerative disease risk as new prion is discovered

The first new human prion in almost 50 years has been discovered, a team of scientists report. The prion is called alpha-synuclein and it is believed to the causative agent for a rare neurodegenerative disease in people.

Scientists develop brain disease therapy

Scientists have developed a new stem cell therapy that could offer a treatment for the deadly genetic brain disease Sanfilippo, as well as slowing down the effects of other neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer's disease.

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