Paris – Just a Eurostar Away!

Paris – a name associated with culture, art, the opera, the bourgeoisie and foremost a world-class cuisine. The French capital invites not only with an incredible charm, but also with an interesting mixture of old and modern architecture. Many artists flock to Paris in the summer to paint the beautiful … Continue reading

Artificial organs – science fiction or reality?

Since the dawn of modern molecular biology and cell biology in the 1950s, many people have been dreaming of a day one can create organs in the laboratory from patients’ cell samples. Every year many patients die in hospitals due to malfunctioning or failing organs caused by various diseases or … Continue reading

Being Single Is Not A Compromise!

My friend came round for Sunday morning coffee last week (too early for cocktails, however you could argue that it is never too early for a Mojito). As we sat in the garden putting the world to rights, bitching about men and discussing how insecure and totally dependent some are, … Continue reading

Breaking Down Technology Transfer Barriers

Breaking down the technical and legal barriers are essential if technology transfer from academia to industry is to be done efficiently and effectively, according to researchers in Spain. Antonio Hidalgo, Professor of Technology Strategy at the Technical University of Madrid and José Albors, Professor of Business Administration at the Technical … Continue reading

How important is sex?

Over recent weeks this question seems to have made its way into many conversations with friends, and after just finishing ‘Adultery’ by Paulo Coelho I thought that this was certainly an area for discussion. I am certainly not advocating that extra-marital affairs are sometimes the catalyst needed to rekindle the … Continue reading

Staying Connected Even when You’re Offline

When you switch off your internet-connected computer, whether laptop, desktop or smartphone, any tasks that you initiated also stop, or at least pause in hibernating memory. Resume the machine and the task might continue where it left off, or it might require a restart. It’s all very frustrating, time-consuming and … Continue reading

3 Ways to Buy Your Best-Ever Exhibition Display Stand

Invest in something long-lasting, durable, effective, and versatile for your marketing department. Think about how to create a great impression with a well-designed, professional pull up banner or display banner set. The display banner is often left until the last minute when people are designing their exhibition or trade show … Continue reading

Have You Eaten Your Fruit Today?

Fruit are one of the best sources of vitamins, natural sugars and other components that are beneficiary to human health. Many berries have been claimed to contain valuable antioxidants that prevent oxidative damage to cells and can thus potentially help prevent cancer. Vitamins also help prevent other diseases and an … Continue reading

The Most Important Benefits of Hiring a Chauffeur Service compared to Renting a Car

When you’re traveling, you have several options when it comes to going from point A to point B, each with their own advantages and disadvantages. Because you have so many options, you’ll want to consider the area you’re traveling in, the amount of time you require, whom you will be … Continue reading

Treatments of tomorrow: Preparing for breakthroughs in dementia

Today we launched our new report Treatments of tomorrow: Preparing for breakthroughs in dementia. In it, we call for an urgent plan for managing how new medicines reach patients. There are currently no treatments that can change or slow the course of the diseases that cause dementia, but in recent … Continue reading

Mexico – The land where beauty, adventure and history blend into one

Mexico has been a popular location for many a sun seeker looking for that perfect beach and clear blue sky. There are lots to choose from, some of which have been voted as the best in the world. The beach at Tulum offers somewhat of a spiritual experience. Nestled behind … Continue reading

Education, Education, Education

Part of our mission at Alzheimer’s Research UK is to empower people across all generations through greater understanding of dementia. Working closely with people affected by  dementia, we look for as many opportunities to do this as possible – through this blog, our health information, public meetings, the press, our … Continue reading

Five minutes of amazing: my journey through dementia

Chris Graham was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s in 2010, aged just 34. Below is an extract from his newly released book detailing his mammoth 16,000-mile cycle ride around North America and Canada raising £40,000 for Alzheimer’s Research UK. ‘Five Minutes of Amazing’ was written with writer Wendy Holden. Dementia Adventure Diary, … Continue reading

10 Definitions of Junk Science

“Understanding how the term junk science is used will enhance debates surrounding the science of sustainability. For by better understanding what science is, we will be better positioned to use it optimally and accurately as we seek to plot a sustainable path forward.” That’s the conclusion of US social scientist … Continue reading

Cheesie vegetables and pasta with bechamel sauce in yorkshire pudding

Today’s recipe for the cheesy vegetable bake came about by chatting to my younger son who had eaten something similar at a friends place.  The dish turned out to be so delicious that I almost forgot to take pictures of it after we  served it. Ingredients: 3 cups mixed vegetables … Continue reading

Vegetarian pancakes/omelette

Savoury Pancakes or Gujarati Pudlas made with vegetables and chickpea flour are made from Chickpea flour, vegetables, spice and herbs and look like a pancake, uttapam or a spanish omelette. Savoury Pancakes or Gujarati Pudlas made with vegetables and chickpea flour dish is very popular in most Gujarati homes. It’s … Continue reading

Bombay Aloo

I usually make this dry potato curry called Bombay Aloo whenever I make  Gujarati pudlas (pancakes) Ingredients for Bombay Aloo 2-3 medium potatoes 2-3 green chilies 2 tbls sunflower oil 1 tsp cumin seeds ½ tsp salt ½ tsp turmeric ½ tsp chili powder 1 tbl lemon juice Handful of … Continue reading

Kidney bean Quesadillas

These quesadillas are easy to make and perfect for when you want to eat something spicy but simple. Ingredients for 4 servings: 8 tortilla wraps 2 tbls sunflower oil 2 cans ( 2X240 grams) of red kidney beans 1 cup of pasatta 2 red pepper chopped in cubes 2-3 cloves … Continue reading

Why is Teaching Environmental Science So Controversial?

Environmental science is about as politically charged a discipline you might find, stem cells GMOs, vaccines, and nuclear energy notwithstanding. In some circles, particularly certain sectors of academia and the media, environmental discussions are synonymous with controversial debates. So, asks environmental scientist, Chyrisse Tabone of Argosy University in Pittsburgh, USA, … Continue reading

Virtual Reality App Offers Unique Glimpse into Life with Dementia

An innovative virtual reality smartphone app – A Walk Through Dementia – will launch at a three-day public installation at St Pancras International Station from 2 June. The Android-exclusive app, available from the Google Play Store (http://bit.ly/1spg4Ol), was developed by Alzheimer’s Research UK and virtual reality specialists VISYON, and uses … Continue reading

Scientist Focus: Katie Lunnon

Dr Katie Lunnon is a scientist based at the University of Exeter, where she studies the relatively new field of epigenetics – a biological process that can switch genes on or off, potentially influencing the risk of diseases like Alzheimer’s. Katie is one of the coordinators of the Alzheimer’s Research … Continue reading