This interesting new research has come out of Aston University in Birmingham.
‘It is still very early days, but in the future this interesting research could lead to a useful tool for investigating dementia. The scientists produced balls of cells modelling those normally present in the brain. This ‘cellular model’ could act as a useful research tool to understand how the brain functions.
One million people will develop dementia in the next ten years, yet dementia research is drastically underfunded. More research is now needed to confirm whether these balls of cells do act like normal brain cells and whether they can be used in dementia research. With the right investment dementia can be defeated.’
Alzheimer’s Society research shows that 700,000 people in the UK have a form of dementia; more than half have Alzheimer’s disease. In less than 20 years nearly a million people will be living with dementia.
Dementia costs the UK ВЈ17 billion per year, according to Alzheimer’s Society research.
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