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Medicine And The Media

Bringing information to life

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: (Published 13 July 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:121
  1. Bob Woods

    The statistic is starkly presented: one in every 130 people visiting this exhibition will develop Alzheimer's disease at some point in their lives. With such telling facts, the displays seek to engage the visitor in the latest findings from the rapidly growing amount of research on Alzheimer's. The emphasis is on big medical science—the unfolding of the genetic factors, the makeup and significance of plaques and tangles, the possible risk factors, and the various types of high tech brain imaging available for research into the disease. As a backdrop, however, there is constantly playing a short series of extracts from videotaped interviews with relatives …

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