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City Connect was first established in Cambridge and aims to spread to other cities nationally and internationally in the future. City Connect's online magazine style website reaches out to a wide audience and has something for everyone. City Connect offers a comprehensive range of features and articles, such as news, film and music reviews, trends and hot topics, dating advice, culture and style to name but a few. City Connect also holds networking events to join our writers, advertisers and readers together. City Connect events range from the casual to the formal, but everyone with a passion for networking is welcome.

Stem Cell Technology Reveals Clues to Alzheimer’s

Scientists in the US have used stem cells from patients to overcome the challenge of obtaining live brain cells, allowing them to learn more about the causes of Alzheimer’s. The study, published online today in the journal Nature, provides new opportunities for scientists to model the complex disease. Induced pluripotent … Continue reading

Bath Scientists Secure £220k Funding Boost for Dementia Research

A major research project into the role of iron in dementia with Lewy bodies is getting underway in Bath, thanks to grants worth £220,500 from two charities dedicated to funding dementia research. Alzheimer’s Research UK and Alzheimer’s research charity BRACE have teamed up to fund a unique three-year project that … Continue reading

Cambridge Scientists Use Down’s Syndrome Stem Cells to Model Alzheimer’s

Scientists at the University of Cambridge have developed a new and innovative way to study Alzheimer’s disease in the lab. The stem cell technique, which allows researchers to track the disease over a matter of weeks, could provide a valuable tool for scientists to unravel the complexity of Alzheimer’s and … Continue reading

Uk Scientists Uncover New Clues for Early Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s

Scientists in Nottingham have found abnormal levels of seven different proteins in spinal fluid could act as markers for detecting Alzheimer’s disease. The study, which was part-funded by Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity, could lead to the development of a new test to detect the disease … Continue reading

Virtual Reality Exercise Games May Improve Cognition in Older Adults

Scientists in the US revealed the finding of a clinical trial investigating the effects of “exergaming”, or virtual reality-enhanced exercise, on cognition in a group of older adults. The study, one of the first trials of its kind, showed greater cognitive benefit for those who played exergames than those who took … Continue reading

Men at Higher Risk of Mild Memory Loss in Old Age

US scientists have found that men may be at higher risk than women of mild cognitive impairment – a stage that often precedes dementia. The study is published online in the journal Neurology. Researchers from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, studied 1,450 people between the ages of 70 and 89, … Continue reading

Outspoken Delivery Expands Bicycle Fleet

Innovative Cambridge cycle courier company Outspoken Delivery has expanded its fleet of delivery bicycles. The first of three new Cycles Maximus trikes capable of carrying up to 250kg of cargo will shortly be seen delivering to parts of Cambridge city centre which vans and lorries cannot easily access. Outspoken are … Continue reading

More White Coats: Capacity Boost the Only Answer to Uk Dementia Crisis

Alzheimer’s Research UK has challenged Government to avoid flash in the pan tactics on dementia research and commit to a national dementia research strategy. In a new report – Defeating Dementia – the UK’s leading dementia research charity warns that the UK’s world-renowned dementia knowledge base could be lost unless … Continue reading

Government Announces New Plans to Boost Medical Research

Alzheimer’s Research UK has broadly welcomed the government’s announcement to boost research and innovation in life sciences in the UK. The Prime Minister’s speech, which coincides with the release of the government’s Strategy for UK Life Sciences, has pushed for greater collaboration between the health service and private medical companies to … Continue reading

Nicotine Patches May Slow Progression to Alzheimer’s

Scientists in the US announced clinical trial results showing that nicotine patches may improve cognitive performance in elderly people with early memory problems. The findings could take scientists a step closer to the development of new treatments to tackle dementia. The study, published in the journal Neurology, was completed by 67 … Continue reading

Drug-free Therapy Staves off Cognitive Decline in Dementia

German researchers have found a combination of behavioural and cognitive exercises can help slow cognitive decline for people with dementia. A trial of the therapy also found people with the condition were more able to carry out daily living activities such as gardening or food preparation. Researchers at the University … Continue reading

Cognitive Decline May Begin at 45

A study has found age-related cognitive decline may begin as early as age 45. The ten-year study of Whitehall civil servants, carried out by a team of international scientists in the UK, France and the US, is the first to find signs of cognitive decline in people younger than 60. … Continue reading

Marker Brings Hope for Accurate Dementia Diagnosis

US scientists have road tested a new approach to brain scanning, harnessing a marker which can help distinguish between Alzheimer’s and another type of dementia called frontotemporal dementia. The study, published in Neurology brings scientists one step closer to more accurate diagnosis of the various causes of dementia, which require … Continue reading

£88k Boost for Alzheimer’s Hearing Study

A young London scientist is embarking on a project to understand the causes of hearing problems in Alzheimer’s disease, thanks to an £88,000 grant from Alzheimer’s Research UK. It’s hoped the study, which is the one of the first of its kind, could improve diagnosis and lead to new ways … Continue reading

Brain Changes Could Predict Alzheimer’s Earlier

Scientists in Finland have discovered changes in the brain that may signify the transition between early memory problems and Alzheimer’s. The study, published in the journal Translational Psychiatry, opens up new avenues for improving early diagnosis of the disease and identifying people at risk. The researchers from the VTT Technical … Continue reading

Tribute Paid to Charity Which Helped Local Family

The Elsie Norman Fund for Acorn House has presented The Sick Children’s Trust with a cheque for £13,420.00 as a thank you for all its help over the last three years. When Max and Charlotte Norman’s daughter, Elsie, was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukaemia in June 2008, Charlotte and her … Continue reading

New Type of Alzheimer’s Drug Shows Promise in Mice

Scientists in the US have designed a new Alzheimer’s drug which has been shown to improve memory in mice. The mechanism of the drug is thought to differ from most others in development and provides a new direction for treatment research. The scientists from the Salk Institute for Biological Studies … Continue reading

Stacey Solomon in Race for Xmas No.1 for Cambs Charity

Stacey Solomon, who shot to fame in The X Factor in 2009, releases her first Christmas single today (19 December) to boost funds for Great Shelford-based charity, Alzheimer’s Research UK and children’s hospices charity Together For Short Lives.  Stacey will go head-to-head for the festive number one spot with this year’s X Factor winners, … Continue reading

New Nutrition Video and Support the OHC Foundation with Your Christmas Shopping!

We hope all is going well for you in the run up to Christmas?  It is still a very busy time here at the Optimum Health Clinic, and for those of you still thinking about our Practitioner Training Courses for next year, please do get in contact ASAP – further … Continue reading

Packaging Recycling by Bike

Leading local company Abcam based on the Cambridge Science Park have introduced an innovative recycling scheme involving the collection of packaging by  Cambridge cycling courier Oustpoken Delivery. The scheme is currently being trialed with Cancer Research UK, and if feedback is positive they hope to extend the service to other … Continue reading

The Queen’s Head Raises £200 for Alzheimer’s Research UK

Customers flocked to The Queen’s Head, in Harston, on 27 November to enjoy a Battle of the Brains quiz, and raised £200 for Great Shelford-based charity, Alzheimer’s Research UK. Pub landlord Ken Culpeck had a night off pulling pints to act as quiz master for the fun filled evening. Ken, who took … Continue reading

Cook for Cure – Alzheimer Research UK Campaign

Alzheimer Research UK has started the Cook for a Cure dinner party fundraising campaign. This fantastic campaign raises money to help people with dementia and supports dementia research. Hosting your own Cook for a Cure dinner party is not only a good way to get together with friends and family to … Continue reading

Festival of Ideas

The Festival of Ideas, the UK’s only arts, humanities and social sciences festival, occurs throughout Cambridge during 19-30th October. There are more than 160 free events for all ages, which last year attracted over 9,000 visitors. World-class speakers, celebrity writers and leading academics will be on hand to engage, explain … Continue reading

The d’Arry’s Cambridge Case

Cambridge cook house and wine shop d’Arry’s is set to launch a “d’Arry’s Cambridge case” of d’Arenberg wines. The gastropub which first set up in Cambridge in 2006 is to start selling a mixed case of some of its most popular d’Arenberg wines via its website, priced at £60 – … Continue reading

Freemasons Donate over £180k to Alzheimer’s Research UK

The Masonic Samaritan Fund has donated over £180,000 to Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity. The money will help support the first two years of pioneering research to develop a simple blood test to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease. Scientists at King’s College London, one of Alzheimer’s Research UK’s … Continue reading