Can anti-cancer drugs be used as an effective therapy for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease?

Background Worldwide, around 50 million people have dementia. According to the World Health Organization reports, this number is expected to increase threefold by 2050. Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the most common type of dementia, which is characterised by deterioration in cognition and behaviour. The underlying aetiopathogenesis of AD is still little understood. The amyloid plaques theory and tau hyperphosphorylation are […]

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A new generation of induced pluripotent stem cells for regenerative medicine

Dr Schrepfer and Dr Deuse conducting their stem cell research

Embryonic stem cells or induced pluripotent stem cells are unlimited sources for the generation of cell derivatives for the regeneration of failing organs. However, such cell transplants are subject to immune rejection by the recipient’s immune system. Drs Sonja Schrepfer and Tobias Deuse from the University of California, San Francisco, have developed a new generation of immune-edited induced pluripotent stem […]

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An age-old problem: How SENS Research Foundation is looking at age-related disease in a new way

SENS Research Foundation funds innovative gerontology research around the world.

Despite time, energy and money being poured into age-related disease research around the world, humans are yet to find cures for illnesses such as Alzheimer’s, cardiovascular disease and diabetes. SENS Research Foundation believe this is because current research is approaching the problem from the wrong angle. Research Outreach found out more from the Foundation’s Chief Science Officer and co-founder Dr […]

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