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Happy birthday dementiablog

James OdellOliver English

Today is the the first anniversary of the Alzheimer’s Research UK Blog site. In that time it has become the place to find out the latest views on the impact and science of dementia. Big names What a year it has been; we’ve had guest blogs from: SirTerry Pratchett Seth Rogen Blogger and Twitter campaigner Nicky Clark Comedian […]

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World Alzheimer’s Month

Carolyn CaustonMark HousdenMarissa StewartJoanne Fearne-GreenBecca PerkinsJess HinchliffeCarolyne Coupel

Will you commit to defeat dementia? 21 September marks World Alzheimer’s Day, the perfect time to reflect on how far we’ve come in our battle to defeat dementia – and also what we still need to achieve. Your generous support funds the best scientific research and, though you may not realise, it also inspires us. […]

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Selina bags pioneering researcher award

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisLouise WalkerEmma O'BrienClaire LucasRobin Brisbourne

Dr Selina Wray, an Alzheimer’s Research UK scientist at University College London, was this week named Red Magazine’s Pioneer of the Year at their Annual Awards ceremony in London. She was also awarded £900k for an innovative new study to use stem cells to help screen new drugs. We caught up with Selina in this […]

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A Network of researchers joining forces to defeat dementia

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisLouise WalkerEmma O'BrienClaire LucasRobin Brisbourne

This week sees a £1.2 million investment in the Alzheimer’s Research UK Research Network, a unique initiative in the dementia research field to link scientists throughout the country. But why is collaborative research so important to reach our goal to defeat dementia? Who is in the Research Network? The Alzheimer’s Research UK Research Network is […]

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Scientist Spotlight – Jo Rushworth

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisLouise WalkerEmma O'BrienClaire LucasRobin Brisbourne

We spoke to Dr Jo Rushworth, a lecturer at De Montfort University, Leicester, about her research career. Dr Rushworth’s research is prize-winning; at last year’s Alzheimer’s Research UK conference, she won the Jean Corsan prize for the best scientific paper published in neurodegeneration by a PhD student. What was your early career path to being […]

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