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Scientist Focus: Dr Jay Amin

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisEmma O'BrienClaire LucasRobin Brisbourne

Earlier this year we awarded a three-year Clinical Research Fellowship to Dr Jay Amin at the University of Southampton, a doctor specialising in Old Age Psychiatry. We chatted to Jay about the aims of his project, how he became interested in dementia research and what interests him outside the clinic. What was your career path […]

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The nurses who battle dementia

Miranda JohnsonYosra OsmanJade RolphMarcus BarberVicky Naylor

As a new staff member at Alzheimer’s Research UK I needed to learn as much as possible about dementia and the people we’re working to support. I quickly learned that Alzheimer’s Research UK’s headquarters are extremely dedicated to defeating dementia, but it’s always important to remember why this is our mission. I met with three […]

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BBC Lifeline: On location

Sue ArmstrongLloyd VaughanKirsty MaraisLouise Martin

Have you ever wondered what goes in to making a television charity appeal? I have recently had the privilege of finding out as in the last few weeks I have been working on Alzheimer’s Research UK’s BBC Lifeline Appeal, which airs on BBC 1 today (Sunday 16 November) at 4pm, and is presented by the […]

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Windows into Alzheimer’s: How scientists are revealing the brain’s inner workings

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisEmma O'BrienClaire LucasRobin Brisbourne

One, rather literal, barrier to dementia research is the human skull. Not being able to directly observe the brain has meant that scientists have had to develop ingenious ways to visualise what is going on in the brain in diseases like Alzheimer’s. We call this field of study neuroimaging. Earliest Research Over 100 years ago […]

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