Medical Independent: Stemming the tide of dementia

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 Dr Rick Livesey once wondered how to 'build' a brain that might help shed light on neurodevelopmental disorders, so he and his team went ahead and built one in his lab at the University of Cambridge, UK. Today, he is leading a quiet revolution in the study of Alzheimer's and other diseases.

Cultivating the appropriate environment for researchers such as Dr Livesey takes time and Ireland is unfortunately moving in the wrong direction, having disassembled the Council for Bioethics and the independent Office of the Chief Scientific Advisor in recent years.

Read the full article in the Medical Independent here.

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