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Friday 17 June 2011
Memories have been blocked and recovered in experiments that hold out the prospect of "artificial limbs for the mind" to combat Alzheimer's and other brain diseases. The experiments were done on rats and demonstrated that when an electronic switch implanted in the brain is flipped, the ability to retrieve memories returned.
Wednesday 15 June 2011
Anyone coming from a position of neutrality who watched Terry Pratchett's documentary on Monday, charting the assisted suicide of the motor neurone disease victim Peter Smedley would probably end up more in favour of assisted suicide than not.
Tuesday 14 June 2011
Wednesday 08 June 2011
Scientists developing treatments for the devastating brain disorder Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD) have unexpectedly blocked the onset of Alzheimer's disease, the most common cause of dementia.
Wednesday 01 June 2011
The Government was tonight coming under increasing pressure to help end uncertainty over the future of thousands of elderly residents and staff at Britain's largest care homes group.
Exile, BBC1, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday<br/>The Shadow Line, BBC2, Thursday<br/>Psychoville, BBC2, Thursday
Sunday 08 May 2011
Wednesday 04 May 2011
Scientists have developed a blood test which they believe could diagnose Alzheimer's disease in its early stages.
Wednesday 04 May 2011
Falling sales of Pfizer's key cholesterol drug, Lipitor, in the face of generic competition hit sales at the American pharmaceuticals giants in the first quarter.
Monday 02 May 2011
Friday 15 April 2011
The author Sir Terry Pratchett is to present a documentary about the last moments of a terminally ill man who travelled to the Dignitas assisted suicide clinic to end his life.
Friday 08 April 2011
Monday 04 April 2011
Important new insights into Alzheimer's disease have emerged from the discovery of a handful of genes that are strongly implicated in raising a person's risk of developing the brain disorder in later life.
Monday 28 March 2011
Doctors are leading a new study into a drug which could improve the quality of life for people with dementia.
Thursday 24 March 2011
His name may be top of the bill, but one habit dies hard for The Beautiful South's former guitarist and tunesmith. David Rotheray continues to write songs for male and female voices, with one of each on hand tonight.
Friday 18 March 2011
A new British horror movie casts Ray and Jaime Winstone together in a film for the first time. On set in Wales, they reveal the secrets of the family profession to Charlotte Cripps
Exclusive: We share blame for creating 'jihad generation', says Muslim strategist
Robin Williams Emmys tribute led by Billy Crystal criticised for including 'racist' joke about Muslim woman
The Rotherham child abuse scandal is a tale of apologists, misogyny and double standards
Scottish independence TV debate: Pumped-up Alex Salmond bounces back in bruising second round against Alistair Darling
Jeremy Clarkson is a cultural tumour and needs to be removed, says comedian Frankie Boyle
Air strikes? Talk of God? Barack Obama is following the jihadists’ script after James Foley beheading
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