Skin test project to aid LBD diagnosis

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Background Dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) is the second most common type of neurodegenerative dementia after Alzheimer’s disease. It is associated with characteristic features such as the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, visual hallucinations and fluctuating cognitive impairment. The diagnosis of …

New research funded by the Lewy Body Society

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The Lewy Body Society is very pleased and proud to announce that it is now funding a 3 year clinical research fellowship to Dr Jay Amin at Southampton University. Dr Amin is investigating the role of systemic and central inflammation …

LBS research will speed up drug testing

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Dr Tilo Kunath of the University of Edinburgh received funding from the Lewy Body Society to make live models of cortical neurons (brain cells) affected by dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) to be used to test new drugs for DLB. …

Unique genes involved in Lewy body dementia

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  The Lewy Body Society provided funds which contributed to this piece of research “Unique Genes involved in Lewy Body Dementia” Unique genes involved in Lewy body dementia A team of researchers from around the world has found that some …

Past research grants

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The LBS funded two Innovation Grants with Parkinson’s UK for research which increased understanding of Lewy body dementias. Dr Jose Bras and his team at University College, London received a grant of £35,000 to analyse the DNA of 700 people …

Summary of our doctoral student’s PhD research

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“Role of Glucocerebrosidase mutations in Dementia with Lewy bodies and Parkinson’s disease” Marzena Kurzawa PhD thesis Supervisors Prof. Patrick Chinnery, Dr Christopher Morris Institute of Genetic Medicine, Newcastle University Dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) is a common form of age-related …

Doctoral research

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Our sponsored Ph.D. student describes her project: “My PhD project investigates genes and molecular processes which might lead to dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) and Parkinson’s disease (PD), focusing on the glucocerebrosidase (GBA) gene. It has recently been suggested that …