New scan will SPOT dementia: Early warning helps sufferers beat disease

PET Scan and Alzheimer
June 22nd, 2016
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British scientists are pioneering use of emission tomography (PET) scans, which use radioactive tracers to search for clumps of the proteins, amyloid and tau, responsible for Alzheimer’s and known to appear in the brain years before the onset of dementia. It is thought that these proteins build up 10-15 years prior to the appearance of […]

Cancer treatment: proton beam therapy coming to UK

cancer treatment : proton therapy
June 22nd, 2016
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The UK will be opening its first NHS proton beam therapy facility in 2018. The two facilities, the UCLH Foundation Trust in London and The Christie in Manchester, had £250m in government funding approved in 2015. At UCLH, the facility will be located underground. Thick concrete walls and steel plates will meet stringent shielding requirements […]