Scottish Brain Sciences Founder and Chief Executive, Professor Craig Ritchie, welcomes the Scottish Government’s new dementia strategy and says Scotland can now complete the picture with a separate national Brain Health Strategy.
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Professor Ritchie spoke with The Times about the drive to advance research at a faster pace than manageable within the NHS.
New insights from research led by the University of Edinburgh reveal that the structures sending neurological signals and supporting normal brain function also enable the build-up of toxic proteins linked to Alzheimer’s disease – a finding which they say could prove vital in the search for therapies for slowing the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.