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Faces of The Day: John O’Keefe Might Prevents The Alzheimer’s Horror

by | 6th, October 2014

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FACES of the day:

Joint winner of the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine professor John O’Keefe, a dual U.S. and British citizen, laughs as he is interviewed by The Associated Press in an office he uses at the University College London (UCL), in London, Monday, Oct. 6, 2014. The U.S.-British scientist and a Norwegian husband-and-wife research team won the Nobel Prize in medicine Monday for discovering the brain’s navigation system -— the inner GPS that helps us find our way in the world -— a revelation that one day could help those with Alzheimer’s. The research by John O’Keefe, May-Britt Moser and Edvard Moser represents a “paradigm shift” in neuroscience that could help researchers understand the sometimes severe spatial memory loss associated with Alzheimer’s disease, the Nobel Assembly said. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

One day earlier:

 

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Actress Carey Mulligan (right) with her grandmother Margaret before taking part in the Alzheimer’s Society’s Memory Walk in Museum Park in Swansea, Wales.

Picture date: Sunday October 5, 2014. The Memory Walk is the Alzheimer’s Society flagship fundraising event which sees walks taking place around the UK throughout the autumn to raise money for people affected by dementia and their carers with everyone walking with one common goal: to defeat dementia. Photo credit should read: Geoff Caddick/PA Wire

Brilliant work.



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