Scientists Discover How Sugars Control Hallmark Alzheimer’s Protein

A study by scientists in Canada and the US has shown that a chemical change to a hallmark Alzheimer’s protein, tau, can stop it from forming toxic tangles – a characteristic of the disease. The findings, published online on 26 February in the journal Nature Chemical Biology, open up new … Continue reading

Film Review: The Island President

In 2009 Copenhagen hosted one of the most important events in the battle against climate change. The Climate Conference was designed so then all the nations of the world could voice their opinion on what was happening, and come to some form of arrangement on how to deal with it. … Continue reading

Lancôme – Teint Idole Ultra 24H

The new Lancôme foundation with an exceptional longwear formula featuring a unique heart-shaped flexible polymer for comfort. 18 shades to suit all skin tones from very pale to very dark When it comes to foundation, women are constantly on the look out for the perfect formula. Lancôme is considered one … Continue reading

Lancôme – Vernis in Love

Lancôme’s new Vernis in Love range of striking nail colours reinvents nail polish application, making it simpler, faster and more stunning than ever. From chic neutrals to captivating brights – this wardrobe of colour can provide the ultimate accessory, the perfect finish to every look. A patented brush with a … Continue reading

Debenhams Cambridge – Elizabeth Arden Makeover & Prize Draw

Attention all female readers of City Connect in the Cambridge area… Debenhams Cambridge in the Grafton Centre will be hosting a special beauty event at the Elizabeth Arden counter on 9 & 10 May. International Make Up Artist Joseph Hernandez will be on hand to offer a personal masterclass and … Continue reading

Edinburgh Study Could Bring Early Alzheimer’s Diagnosis a Step Closer

Scientists in Edinburgh have found particles in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) that could be harnessed to identify changes in the brain that occur during Alzheimer’s disease. The study, which was part-funded by Alzheimer’s Research UK, could pave the way for a new test to diagnose the disease in its earliest stages. … Continue reading

Low Omega-3 Fatty Acid Levels Linked to Markers of Brain Ageing

Scientists in the US have linked low levels of the omega-3 fatty acid, docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), to lower scores on cognitive tests and lower brain volume. The study is published in the journal Neurology. Researchers at the University of California in Los Angeles studied blood samples from 1,575 cognitively healthy people, … Continue reading

Liverpool Scientist Starts Work on New Alzheimer’s Drugs

A dementia scientist at the University of Liverpool is about to embark on an innovative project to develop new drugs aimed at stopping Alzheimer’s disease. The work is funded by Alzheimer’s Research UK and is as part of our recent announcement of £5.5m for new research projects to tackle the … Continue reading

Councillor Tony Orgee Backs Alzheimer’s Research UK’s Big Walk

The Chairman of South Cambridgeshire District Council, Cllr Tony Orgee, is urging everyone to take part in Alzheimer’s Research UK’s Big Walk in the county on Sunday 13 May. The UK’s leading dementia research charity, based in Great Shelford, aims to raise £50,000 for pioneering dementia research. Hundreds of people … Continue reading

Film Review: The Descendants

After taking a more supporting role in this year’s The Ides of March, which was his fifth stint in the director’s chair, George Clooney has shown, once again, that he is not quite done being the leading man, after starring in this year’s The Descendants. This is a bittersweet film … Continue reading

Specific Antipsychotic Drugs Increase Risk of Death in Elderly

US scientists have found certain antipsychotic drugs increase the risk of death in elderly nursing home patients, when compared with other antipsychotics. The study is published in the BMJ online. Researchers at Harvard Medical School studied medical records from 75,445 people over 65 who were living in nursing homes. They assessed … Continue reading

Sleep Disruption Linked to Early Alzheimer’s Markers

Scientists in the US have found cognitively healthy people with disrupted sleep patterns may be more likely to have markers associated with early Alzheimer’s disease. The study is due to be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 64th Annual Meeting in April. Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine, in St … Continue reading

Specific Antibodies Halt Alzheimer’s in Mice

Antibodies that block the process of synapse disintegration in Alzheimer’s disease have been identified, raising hopes for the development of a treatment to combat early cognitive decline in the disease. During Alzheimer’s, a protein called amyloid-beta builds in the brain and causes the loss of synapses – the connections between … Continue reading

Swarovski Adds Sparkle to Mirror Mirror

Swarovski once again adds depth and dimension on the big screen– this time, one of the most beloved stories of all time comes to life in Relativity Media’s live-action motion picture event for the whole family, Mirror Mirror – a fresh and funny retelling of the Snow White legend. Visionary … Continue reading

Cancer Drug Clears Alzheimer’s Protein and Improves Cognition in Mice

US scientists have found that a skin cancer drug is able to clear a known Alzheimer’s protein, amyloid, from the brains of mice. The study, which also showed the mice had cognitive improvements, is published in the journal Science. Researchers at Case Western University studied the effects of a drug called … Continue reading

Cognitive Activity Throughout Life Linked to Lower Levels of Alzheimer’s Protein

Scientists in the US have found that healthy older people who have engaged in cognitive stimulation activities throughout their life have lower levels of the protein amyloid in their brains, a hallmark of Alzheimer’s. The study is published online today in the journal Archives of Neurology. The researchers recruited 65 … Continue reading

Alpine Antics in Courcheval

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What do you think when you hear the word ‘seasonnaire’?  Someone staggering around beach resorts trying to organise bar crawls and wet t-shirt competitions?  Posh girls named Isabella working in a chalet?  Jack Wills reps encouraging punters to get drunk and buy some, like, really cool stash?  All of the … Continue reading

Film Review: Contraband

You’ve all seen Contraband before. Granted, it probably wasn’t called Contraband, but you’ve seen it just the same. In fact you’ve probably seen it several times over your movie-going years, so much so that you’re probably getting a little tired of it. Contraband tells the story of Chris Farraday (Mark … Continue reading

April Fools’ Day & Spaghetti Trees

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April Fools’ Day is celebrated in many countries around the world on April 1 every year. Sometimes referred to as All Fools’ Day, April 1 is not a national holiday, but is widely recognized and celebrated as a day when many people play all kinds of jokes and foolishness. The … Continue reading