University of Southampton

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10 Jan, 2016

Drug reduces memory problems

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Researchers at the University of Southampton might find a way to reduce the memory problems associated with Alzheimer’s disease. The discovery has translated into a drug that has been effective with mice. The drug, still highly experimental, works by blocking the neurological receptor CSF1R, which regulates the immune cells known as microglia. Tissue samples taken from brains of Alzheimer’s patients have been shown to contain more microglia than healthy brain tissue. Study author:

These findings are as close to evidence as we can get to show that this particular pathway is active in the development of Alzheimer’s disease.

25 Jul, 2015

Mangroves against sea level rise

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Mangrove forests could play a crucial role in protecting coastal areas from sea level rise caused by climate change, according to new research involving the University of Southampton and University of Auckland.

Mangroves appear to be resilient to sea level rise and are likely to be able to sustain such climatic change. The implications for the New Zealand coastline are considerable and will require new thinking in terms of sediment budgets and response to climatic changes,

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