The best of 2018 – an A–Z of neuroscience and neurology research

Written by Sharon Salt, Editor

Alcohol disorders Could alcohol abuse be the most significant risk factor for dementia? Out of 57,000 cases of early-onset dementia, it was discovered in the largest study of its kind that 57% were related to heavy alcohol consumption. Although the study does not suggest that moderate alcohol intake could cause early-onset dementia, it does imply that the role of alcohol in the development of dementia be given more consideration during diagnosis. Brain Prize Four researchers were jointly awarded the prestigious Lundbeck Foundation Brain Prize in recognition of their contributions to our understanding of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Between them they have...

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