Why more education lowers dementia risk

23 Jul 2010

A team of researchers from the UK and Finland has discovered why people who stay in education longer have a lower risk of developing dementia; a question that has puzzled scientists for the past decade.

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Wealthier, but not necessarily healthier

07 Jul 2010

One of the most famous and influential mantras of Barack Obama’s chief economic adviser – that wealthier nations are also healthier – has been called into question by a new study.

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Major new study into brain ageing

25 May 2010

Efforts to understand the effects of ageing on the brain have been given a major boost with the announcement of a new £5m grant from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) to Cambridge researchers.

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Cancer: what's on the cards?

04 Jan 2010

Scientists at Strangeways Research Laboratory are leading the search for the ‘genetic cards’ that determine an individual’s risk of cancer.

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