How Britain plans to lead the global science race to treat dementia

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18 Dec 2016 - General

Dementia is unlike that of cholesterol buildup in blood vessels. Cholesterol can be measured using blood tests, and can be targeted by statins. However, the beta amyloid proteins involved in the causation of dementia cannot be measured, and drugs associated with treating dementia do not prove much use. Britain plans to research into diagnostic and therapeutic areas for dementia, and also focus on care for dementia patients, environmental factors and immunology.


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