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Science watch


Our science watch section reports on the story behind the media-reported “breakthrough” headlines in dementia, by focusing on the original journal study. Reports of other developments in research on care and cure are also included.

13/08/2019 A systematic review looks at relationship between air pollution and dementia
06/08/2019 Recent statistics show dementia is primary cause of death in England and Wales
05/08/2019 Alkahest announces top-line data from its Phase II clinical trial of GRF6019 in AD
04/08/2019 Eli Lilly, Apple and Evidation report their feasibility study on the use of smart devices to identify cognitive impairment
01/08/2019 AZTherapies completes enrolment in ALZT-OP1 Phase II trial for early AD
28/07/2019 Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative study shows slower cognitive and clinical decline in participants with increased TREM2 in cerebrospinal fluid
24/07/2019 Luxembourg-born neuroscientist Michel Goedert awarded 2019 Royal Society Medal for his work on protein accumulation in AD
19/07/2019 Article in Science shows how amyloid beta induces brain capillary constriction, amplifying vascular dysfunction in AD
18/07/2019 Researchers report on high prevalence of apathy in AD
18/07/2019 International group of experts highlights the link between stroke and dementia, issuing call to action for joint prevention of both
17/07/2019 Eisai presents new data on BAN2401 and elenbecestat at AAIC
16/07/2019 AAIC launches press release on sex differences in AD
16/07/2019 Grifols presents additional results from its Phase IIb/III study in people with mild and moderate AD
16/07/2019 Oryzon Genomics presents initial data from ETHERAL Phase IIa trial in AD
12/07/2019 EIP Pharma initiates Phase II study of neflamapimod for dementia with Lewy Bodies