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Monday 13 September 2010
Thursday 09 September 2010
Thursday 09 September 2010
Tuesday 07 September 2010
In the long, slow slide to oblivion called ageing, men go first, according to research. They are more likely than women to lose their memory and have difficulty thinking.
Monday 16 August 2010
Mid-life stress can increase the risk of women developing Alzheimer's disease, a study has shown.
Tuesday 10 August 2010
Scientists have taken a step towards developing an early screening test for Alzheimer's disease.
Saturday 07 August 2010
Professor Colin Blakemore: It <i>is</i> right to genetically modify animals for the benefit of humans
Wednesday 28 July 2010
There are "lies, damned lies and statistics". Few government figures are more closely examined and inventively interpreted than the annual Statistics of Scientific Procedures on Living Animals.
Wednesday 14 July 2010
Pear-shaped women who find slimming a challenge may end up "losing it" in other ways, research suggests.
Tuesday 06 July 2010
Scientists have identified a protein that could be an early indicator for Alzheimer's disease, it emerged today.
Thursday 24 June 2010
To sceptics of alternative medicine, it will come as a surprise. Applying magnets to the brains of Alzheimer's disease sufferers helps them understand what is said to them. The finding by Italian scientsts, who conducted a randomised controlled trial of the treatment, suggests that magnets may alter "cortical activity" in the brain, readjusting unhealthy patterns caused by disease or damage. The study was small, involving just 10 patients, and the results are preliminary.
Sunday 20 June 2010
Saturday 12 June 2010
US Outlook: It was a legal battering in the US over the depression medicine Paxil that bounced GlaxoSmithKline into setting up an online register of all its clinical trial data, regardless of whether it had pushed to have the results of a study published in a medical journal. The company had been accused of burying studies which showed the medicine was less effective or more dangerous.
Sunday 06 June 2010
Friday 04 June 2010
Kelly Martin will step down from his post as chief executive of Elan Corporation in 2012 and leave the Irish drugs manufactuer in 2013, the company said yesterday.
The Independent's live blog of today's Premier League action
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
Scottish referendum results: Cross-party consensus collapses amid Tory-Labour spat on the 'English question'
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
Russia freezes Ukraine into submission: Kiev admits country doesn't have enough fuel for winter
Archbishop of Canterbury admits doubts about existence of God
Portuguese academic says British are 'filthy, violent and drunk'
- 1 Scottish referendum: So how about the English now being given a chance to split from England?
- 4 Matthew Miller: American sentenced to hard labour in North Korea 'wanted to be Snowden II'
- 5 Iranian blogger found guilty of insulting Prophet Mohammad on Facebook sentenced to death