The European Brain Council sends out a newsletter as well as an External Environmental Report that brings articles and projects of interest to the attention of its members. From these, the Neuropenews Editors identify those that are of interest for the Neuropenews readers.
A global assessment of dementia, now and in the future (The Lancet)
Last week, thousands of fantasy fiction fans queued to buy Terry Pratchett’s final book, The Shepherd’s Crown, which was released nearly 6 months after his death following a long battle with a rare form of dementia. In the same week Alzheimer’s Disease International released its 2015 World Alzheimer Report.
Scanning for a solution to Alzheimer’s disease (European Commission, DG RTD)
Through better understanding exactly how our brains deal with memory, EU-funded research has taken scientists one step closer to effectively diagnosing and treating degenerative brain diseases.
The European Parliament Written Declaration on Autism (Autism Europe)
In September 2015, the EP has officially adopted the Written Declaration on Autism. The document calls on the EU and its Member States to adopt a European strategy for autism.
Horizon 2020 draft work programmes 2016-17 (European Commission, Horizon 2020)
Please follow the hyperlink to access draft versions of the Horizon 2020 work programmes for 2016-2017.
First evidence of Alzheimer’s transmission between people (Financial Times BBC)
The first evidence has emerged that clinical features of Alzheimer’s disease, the most common cause of dementia, can be transmitted between people.