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Study to examine best methods of cleaning surgical instruments

Last Updated: Friday, November 08, 2013, 18:29

A new study will examine the best methods for cleaning surgical instruments to reduce the risk of variant CJD infection, a rare and fatal disease that affects the brain.

Alzheimer`s disease to drive global leap in number of elderly needing care

Last Updated: Friday, September 20, 2013, 09:03

A global rise in cases of the mind-robbing Alzheimer`s disease is creating a chronic shortage of carers, with the number of old people dependent on care set to nearly treble to 277 million by 2050.

More US patients feared at risk of rare brain disease

Last Updated: Saturday, September 07, 2013, 12:02

Connecticut said on Friday that two patients who recently underwent surgery at a VA Hospital may have been exposed to a rare brain disease.

New class of antibody found in camels can fight Alzheimer`s

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 02, 2012, 18:57

Scientists have discovered an entirely new class of antibody in camels that is able to cross the blood-brain barrier and diffuse into brain tissue, a find that can improve drug delivery to the brain in Alzheimer`s disease.

Simple eye test may help detect Alzheimer`s in early stage

Last Updated: Friday, August 24, 2012, 11:59

A simple eye test may help combat Alzheimer`s disease by detecting the sufferers well in advance of the destruction caused by the killer brain disease.

Low iron diet cuts brain disease risk

Last Updated: Friday, October 07, 2011, 12:04

Just the right amount of iron is needed for proper cell functioning.

Now, a new test that can detect brain disease fast

Last Updated: Friday, August 20, 2010, 00:00

A groundbreaking test for meningitis and septicaemia has been developed.

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