Team Undertakes Large-Scale Study to Detect Early Signs of Dementia

Newcastle University, UK (Scicasts) — Scientists at Newcastle University are involved in a new multimillion pound study which will see the most thorough tests to detect Alzheimer’s disease performed on volunteers. The Deep and Frequent Phenotyping study is funded by the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) and the Medical Research Council (MRC) with the hope of dramatically improving the success rate of clinical trials for treatments of the condition. This landmark £6.9m research project has been designed to identify measurable characteristics, known as biomarkers, which can detect the occurrence of Alzheimer’s disease very early on – when a person may have no obvious symptoms. Assessing movement and gait Lynn Rochester, Professor of Human Movement Science at Newcastle University, is leading the part of the project which focuses on people’s…


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