Frequently Asked Questions: Research

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  • Q: What is a stem cell?

    Answer:

    Alzheimer's Society recognises the necessity of involving animals in medical research.

    Read our position statement on the use of animals in research

    Without animals most of the medical advances we rely on today would not have been possible. This includes vaccination, drugs, surgical techniques and better understanding of the biology of diseases and medical conditions including Alzheimer's disease and dementia.

    There are difficult ethical concerns about the use of animals in research. For this reason the restrictions placed on the use of animals are extremely strict. Alternative techniques are used wherever possible and all efforts are made to ensure any animals are treated humanely.

    There are a number of animal 'models' used to mimic the conditions of dementia. The most commonly used models are in mice and fruit flies. Research using these valuable tools has enabled scientists to understand how dementia develops and to test new drugs and treatments.

  • Q: Does Alzheimer’s Society support stem cell research?

    Answer:

    Alzheimer's Society recognises the necessity of involving animals in medical research.

    Read our position statement on the use of animals in research

    Without animals most of the medical advances we rely on today would not have been possible. This includes vaccination, drugs, surgical techniques and better understanding of the biology of diseases and medical conditions including Alzheimer's disease and dementia.

    There are difficult ethical concerns about the use of animals in research. For this reason the restrictions placed on the use of animals are extremely strict. Alternative techniques are used wherever possible and all efforts are made to ensure any animals are treated humanely.

    There are a number of animal 'models' used to mimic the conditions of dementia. The most commonly used models are in mice and fruit flies. Research using these valuable tools has enabled scientists to understand how dementia develops and to test new drugs and treatments.

  • Q: What is Alzheimer’s Society’s position on the use of animals in research?

    Answer:

    Alzheimer's Society recognises the necessity of involving animals in medical research.

    Read our position statement on the use of animals in research

    Without animals most of the medical advances we rely on today would not have been possible. This includes vaccination, drugs, surgical techniques and better understanding of the biology of diseases and medical conditions including Alzheimer's disease and dementia.

    There are difficult ethical concerns about the use of animals in research. For this reason the restrictions placed on the use of animals are extremely strict. Alternative techniques are used wherever possible and all efforts are made to ensure any animals are treated humanely.

    There are a number of animal 'models' used to mimic the conditions of dementia. The most commonly used models are in mice and fruit flies. Research using these valuable tools has enabled scientists to understand how dementia develops and to test new drugs and treatments.

  • Q: What is amyloid?

    Answer:

    Alzheimer's Society recognises the necessity of involving animals in medical research.

    Read our position statement on the use of animals in research

    Without animals most of the medical advances we rely on today would not have been possible. This includes vaccination, drugs, surgical techniques and better understanding of the biology of diseases and medical conditions including Alzheimer's disease and dementia.

    There are difficult ethical concerns about the use of animals in research. For this reason the restrictions placed on the use of animals are extremely strict. Alternative techniques are used wherever possible and all efforts are made to ensure any animals are treated humanely.

    There are a number of animal 'models' used to mimic the conditions of dementia. The most commonly used models are in mice and fruit flies. Research using these valuable tools has enabled scientists to understand how dementia develops and to test new drugs and treatments.

  • Q: What is tau?

    Answer:

    Alzheimer's Society recognises the necessity of involving animals in medical research.

    Read our position statement on the use of animals in research

    Without animals most of the medical advances we rely on today would not have been possible. This includes vaccination, drugs, surgical techniques and better understanding of the biology of diseases and medical conditions including Alzheimer's disease and dementia.

    There are difficult ethical concerns about the use of animals in research. For this reason the restrictions placed on the use of animals are extremely strict. Alternative techniques are used wherever possible and all efforts are made to ensure any animals are treated humanely.

    There are a number of animal 'models' used to mimic the conditions of dementia. The most commonly used models are in mice and fruit flies. Research using these valuable tools has enabled scientists to understand how dementia develops and to test new drugs and treatments.

  • Q: Does diet and lifestyle affect your chance of developing dementia?

    Answer:

    Alzheimer's Society recognises the necessity of involving animals in medical research.

    Read our position statement on the use of animals in research

    Without animals most of the medical advances we rely on today would not have been possible. This includes vaccination, drugs, surgical techniques and better understanding of the biology of diseases and medical conditions including Alzheimer's disease and dementia.

    There are difficult ethical concerns about the use of animals in research. For this reason the restrictions placed on the use of animals are extremely strict. Alternative techniques are used wherever possible and all efforts are made to ensure any animals are treated humanely.

    There are a number of animal 'models' used to mimic the conditions of dementia. The most commonly used models are in mice and fruit flies. Research using these valuable tools has enabled scientists to understand how dementia develops and to test new drugs and treatments.

  • Q: Are there any genes that are linked to dementia?

    Answer:

    Alzheimer's Society recognises the necessity of involving animals in medical research.

    Read our position statement on the use of animals in research

    Without animals most of the medical advances we rely on today would not have been possible. This includes vaccination, drugs, surgical techniques and better understanding of the biology of diseases and medical conditions including Alzheimer's disease and dementia.

    There are difficult ethical concerns about the use of animals in research. For this reason the restrictions placed on the use of animals are extremely strict. Alternative techniques are used wherever possible and all efforts are made to ensure any animals are treated humanely.

    There are a number of animal 'models' used to mimic the conditions of dementia. The most commonly used models are in mice and fruit flies. Research using these valuable tools has enabled scientists to understand how dementia develops and to test new drugs and treatments.

  • Q: What causes the symptoms of dementia?

    Answer:

    Alzheimer's Society recognises the necessity of involving animals in medical research.

    Read our position statement on the use of animals in research

    Without animals most of the medical advances we rely on today would not have been possible. This includes vaccination, drugs, surgical techniques and better understanding of the biology of diseases and medical conditions including Alzheimer's disease and dementia.

    There are difficult ethical concerns about the use of animals in research. For this reason the restrictions placed on the use of animals are extremely strict. Alternative techniques are used wherever possible and all efforts are made to ensure any animals are treated humanely.

    There are a number of animal 'models' used to mimic the conditions of dementia. The most commonly used models are in mice and fruit flies. Research using these valuable tools has enabled scientists to understand how dementia develops and to test new drugs and treatments.

  • Q: What diseases lead to dementia?

    Answer:

    Alzheimer's Society recognises the necessity of involving animals in medical research.

    Read our position statement on the use of animals in research

    Without animals most of the medical advances we rely on today would not have been possible. This includes vaccination, drugs, surgical techniques and better understanding of the biology of diseases and medical conditions including Alzheimer's disease and dementia.

    There are difficult ethical concerns about the use of animals in research. For this reason the restrictions placed on the use of animals are extremely strict. Alternative techniques are used wherever possible and all efforts are made to ensure any animals are treated humanely.

    There are a number of animal 'models' used to mimic the conditions of dementia. The most commonly used models are in mice and fruit flies. Research using these valuable tools has enabled scientists to understand how dementia develops and to test new drugs and treatments.

  • Q: How does Alzheimer's Society fund research?

    Answer:

    Alzheimer's Society recognises the necessity of involving animals in medical research.

    Read our position statement on the use of animals in research

    Without animals most of the medical advances we rely on today would not have been possible. This includes vaccination, drugs, surgical techniques and better understanding of the biology of diseases and medical conditions including Alzheimer's disease and dementia.

    There are difficult ethical concerns about the use of animals in research. For this reason the restrictions placed on the use of animals are extremely strict. Alternative techniques are used wherever possible and all efforts are made to ensure any animals are treated humanely.

    There are a number of animal 'models' used to mimic the conditions of dementia. The most commonly used models are in mice and fruit flies. Research using these valuable tools has enabled scientists to understand how dementia develops and to test new drugs and treatments.

  • Q: What is a clinical trial?

    Answer:

    Alzheimer's Society recognises the necessity of involving animals in medical research.

    Read our position statement on the use of animals in research

    Without animals most of the medical advances we rely on today would not have been possible. This includes vaccination, drugs, surgical techniques and better understanding of the biology of diseases and medical conditions including Alzheimer's disease and dementia.

    There are difficult ethical concerns about the use of animals in research. For this reason the restrictions placed on the use of animals are extremely strict. Alternative techniques are used wherever possible and all efforts are made to ensure any animals are treated humanely.

    There are a number of animal 'models' used to mimic the conditions of dementia. The most commonly used models are in mice and fruit flies. Research using these valuable tools has enabled scientists to understand how dementia develops and to test new drugs and treatments.

  • Q: What is a systematic review?

    Answer:

    Alzheimer's Society recognises the necessity of involving animals in medical research.

    Read our position statement on the use of animals in research

    Without animals most of the medical advances we rely on today would not have been possible. This includes vaccination, drugs, surgical techniques and better understanding of the biology of diseases and medical conditions including Alzheimer's disease and dementia.

    There are difficult ethical concerns about the use of animals in research. For this reason the restrictions placed on the use of animals are extremely strict. Alternative techniques are used wherever possible and all efforts are made to ensure any animals are treated humanely.

    There are a number of animal 'models' used to mimic the conditions of dementia. The most commonly used models are in mice and fruit flies. Research using these valuable tools has enabled scientists to understand how dementia develops and to test new drugs and treatments.

  • Q: How long does it take to develop a drug?

    Answer:

    Alzheimer's Society recognises the necessity of involving animals in medical research.

    Read our position statement on the use of animals in research

    Without animals most of the medical advances we rely on today would not have been possible. This includes vaccination, drugs, surgical techniques and better understanding of the biology of diseases and medical conditions including Alzheimer's disease and dementia.

    There are difficult ethical concerns about the use of animals in research. For this reason the restrictions placed on the use of animals are extremely strict. Alternative techniques are used wherever possible and all efforts are made to ensure any animals are treated humanely.

    There are a number of animal 'models' used to mimic the conditions of dementia. The most commonly used models are in mice and fruit flies. Research using these valuable tools has enabled scientists to understand how dementia develops and to test new drugs and treatments.

  • Q: What is peer review?

    Answer:

    Alzheimer's Society recognises the necessity of involving animals in medical research.

    Read our position statement on the use of animals in research

    Without animals most of the medical advances we rely on today would not have been possible. This includes vaccination, drugs, surgical techniques and better understanding of the biology of diseases and medical conditions including Alzheimer's disease and dementia.

    There are difficult ethical concerns about the use of animals in research. For this reason the restrictions placed on the use of animals are extremely strict. Alternative techniques are used wherever possible and all efforts are made to ensure any animals are treated humanely.

    There are a number of animal 'models' used to mimic the conditions of dementia. The most commonly used models are in mice and fruit flies. Research using these valuable tools has enabled scientists to understand how dementia develops and to test new drugs and treatments.

  • Q: Why are statistics important in research?

    Answer:

    Alzheimer's Society recognises the necessity of involving animals in medical research.

    Read our position statement on the use of animals in research

    Without animals most of the medical advances we rely on today would not have been possible. This includes vaccination, drugs, surgical techniques and better understanding of the biology of diseases and medical conditions including Alzheimer's disease and dementia.

    There are difficult ethical concerns about the use of animals in research. For this reason the restrictions placed on the use of animals are extremely strict. Alternative techniques are used wherever possible and all efforts are made to ensure any animals are treated humanely.

    There are a number of animal 'models' used to mimic the conditions of dementia. The most commonly used models are in mice and fruit flies. Research using these valuable tools has enabled scientists to understand how dementia develops and to test new drugs and treatments.

  • Q: How can I get involved in dementia research?

    Answer:

    Alzheimer's Society recognises the necessity of involving animals in medical research.

    Read our position statement on the use of animals in research

    Without animals most of the medical advances we rely on today would not have been possible. This includes vaccination, drugs, surgical techniques and better understanding of the biology of diseases and medical conditions including Alzheimer's disease and dementia.

    There are difficult ethical concerns about the use of animals in research. For this reason the restrictions placed on the use of animals are extremely strict. Alternative techniques are used wherever possible and all efforts are made to ensure any animals are treated humanely.

    There are a number of animal 'models' used to mimic the conditions of dementia. The most commonly used models are in mice and fruit flies. Research using these valuable tools has enabled scientists to understand how dementia develops and to test new drugs and treatments.

  • Q: What is cognitive reserve?

    Answer:

    Alzheimer's Society recognises the necessity of involving animals in medical research.

    Read our position statement on the use of animals in research

    Without animals most of the medical advances we rely on today would not have been possible. This includes vaccination, drugs, surgical techniques and better understanding of the biology of diseases and medical conditions including Alzheimer's disease and dementia.

    There are difficult ethical concerns about the use of animals in research. For this reason the restrictions placed on the use of animals are extremely strict. Alternative techniques are used wherever possible and all efforts are made to ensure any animals are treated humanely.

    There are a number of animal 'models' used to mimic the conditions of dementia. The most commonly used models are in mice and fruit flies. Research using these valuable tools has enabled scientists to understand how dementia develops and to test new drugs and treatments.

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