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Dominantly Inherited Alzheimer Network Trial: An Opportunity to Prevent Dementia

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UCLH is part of a worldwide clinical study evaluating two drugs to determine whether they can prevent Alzheimer’s disease in people at-risk for an inherited form of Alzheimer’s disease.

Acute optic neuritis: a review and proposed protocol

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Optic neuritis is an inflammatory optic neuropathy that is frequently- but not always - associated with multiple sclerosis (MS). Despite recent developments in laboratory, imaging and electrophysiological techniques, no consensus guidelines have yet been formulated for the diagnostic work-up in patients presenting with optic neuritis.

Researchers test whether diabetes drug can help Parkinson’s patients

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A trial to test whether a diabetes drug may help slow down Parkinson's disease is under way at the newly opened Leonard Wolfson Experimental Neurology Centre (LWENC) Clinical Facility at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery (NHNN). 

Hippocampal subfield size predicts the precision of memory recall

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Hippocampus subfields (CA3)

The hippocampus is a brain structure crucial for forming and recollecting memories of our personal experiences, which are known as episodic memories. It was thought that each memory is processed by a completely separate set of neurons within a part of the hippocampus called CA3.

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