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Many cases of dementia may arise from non-inherited DNA ‘spelling mistakes’

15 October 2018

Only a small proportion of cases of dementia are thought to be inherited – the cause of the vast majority is unknown. Now, a team of scientists believe they may have found an explanation: spontaneous errors in our DNA that arise as cells divide and reproduce.

Human brain cell transplant offers insights into neurological conditions

11 October 2018

In the new study, MRC funded researchers for the first time successfully transplanted disease-specific human brain cells, created from stem cells, into a mouse brain and watched how they grew and connected to each other.

Markers of dairy fat consumption linked to lower risk of type 2 diabetes

10 October 2018

Higher levels of biomarkers of dairy fat consumption are associated with a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to new research. The study was undertaken by an international consortium led by scientists at the MRC and Tufts University.

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