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Neurons take a REST in FTD?

Researchers at the Harvard Medical School have uncovered a potential role for a protein called REST in protecting the brains of patients with neurodegenerative diseases against damage. The authors demonstrated that people with dementias have lower levels of REST, which may facilitate the damage observed in these diseases. REST levels differ in healthy individuals compared […]

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Brain network dysfunction in frontotemporal dementia

FTD has long been known to be characterized by changes in specific brain areas. Deficits in these brain areas have been taken as the cause of the specific symptoms seen in people with FTD. For example, changes at the front of the brain have been regarded as responsible for behavioural changes in FTD patients. Nevertheless, […]

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FTD research takes centre stage at Alzheimer’s Research UK conference

More than 300 researchers from across the UK gathered in Oxford this week for the annual Alzheimer’s Research UK network meeting. Attendees participated in a wide-ranging programme of talks and debates, and on day one ARUK-funded FTD Research took centre stage, with talks from John Hodges (University of New South Wales), Stuart Pickering-Brown (Manchester) and […]