Nicotine Patches May Slow Progression to Alzheimer’s

Scientists in the US today 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 … Continue reading

Uploading Your Dreams to YouTube

Jack Gallant of Berkeley and colleagues recently demonstrated how they could use a computer to reconstruct a video image presented to a subject in a functional MRI machine. The work sounds like the stuff of science fiction it is anything but and offers the possibility of developing a mind-machine interface … Continue reading

The Nokia Case: No Pulp Fiction

Did you know that the Finnish mobile phone company Nokia started out as a wood pulp company? It is unlikely that it would have grown to have been one of the world leaders if it had remained so. Today, Nokia represents 2/3 of the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector in Finland, … Continue reading

Tomato and Carrot Soup

A fast and speedy soup that is hearty and delicious .  Preparation time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 20 minutes. Serves: 2 Ingredients: 2 medium carrots diced           8 tomatoes diced 1 potato diced 2 cups water   1 bay Leaf                         1/2 teaspoon black pepper.        1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon sugar. Method: 1. … Continue reading

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

The Artist – Silence is Golden

Silent cinema has made a big noise at this year’s awards ceremonies with The Artist winning a whole clutch of awards and receiving numerous nominations. Already gaining 7 awards at the 2012 BAFTAs, including the coveted Best Film prize, and proving that silence is definitely golden as the movie’s leading actor … Continue reading

The Optimum Health Clinic Research Paper published

We are very proud to be able to share with you the first published paper for the OHC Research Department. It was published in the Journal of Integral Theory and Practice in the USA in December 2011, and has received excellent feedback. It outlines the OHC approach to ME, CFS … 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

Chateau Baccarat: Oenology range

Yesterday, I took delivery of a pair of “Oenology” wine glasses, courtesy of Baccarat; one for red wine and one for white. The Baccarat Oenology collection, launched at Maison et Objet in Paris earlier this month, comes to the UK at the end of February, so this is something of a sneak  preview. … 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

Wine of The Month – February

After the January detox and ritual breaking of New Year’s resolutions, February brings the Romance of Valentine’s Day. According to Wikipedia, the day is named after one or more early Christian martyrs named Saint Valentine, and was established by Pope Gelasius I in 496 AD, becoming first associated with romantic … 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

Can Music Save Your Life? – Part 2

Jennifer Campbell continues her exploration of music and the powerful effect it can have on our lives. To read part 1 of Can Music Save Your Life, click here. Music is featured almost everywhere, we can even go as far as saying that we each have our individual soundtracks to … 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

Chameleon – Dublin’s Intimate Indonesian

Chameleon is an intimate and cosy Indonesian restaurant serving contemporary cuisine in the Temple Bar district of Dublin. Opened in 1994, Chameleon has been very successful and has won many prestigious restaurant awards and has been included in “100 best in Dublin 2009”. This speciality restaurant has also been featured … Continue reading