International Dementia with Lewy Bodies Conference

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Here is a link to an excellent report on the recent International Dementia with Lewy Bodies Conference held in Fort Lauderdale, Florida (01 – 04 December 2015). Conference Link.

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 …

Bristol researchers Link LBD with Alzheimers

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Researchers based in Bristol and London have uncovered a link between Lewy body diseases like Parkinson’s and the brain changes associated with Alzheimer’s. To read the full article just click the link.

Nobel Prize for the brain’s GPS discovery

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The Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine has been awarded to three scientists who discovered the brain’s “GPS system”. UK-based researcher Prof John O’Keefe as well as May-Britt Moser and Edvard Moser share the award. They discovered how the brain …

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. …

Protein May Hold the Key to Who Gets Alzheimer’s

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Although the headline cites Alzheimer’s, the article mentions Lewy Body Dementia and details an important study. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/20/health/fetal-gene-may-protect-brain-fr…

BrainFacts.org

BrainFacts.org

BrainFacts.org is an authoritative source of information about the brain and nervous system for the public. This site contains a huge amount of information of all the latest information on the science of the brain. “The brain is the most …

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 …