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The Dementia Consortium

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisClaire LucasRobin BrisbourneKaty StubbsFaye Monk

We’re pleased to announce the first project to be funded by the £3 million Dementia Consortium, a unique charity-industry collaboration between Alzheimer’s Research UK, MRC Technology and the pharmaceutical companies Eisai and Lilly. The Dementia Consortium was set up to fund target validation – an important step on the road from laboratory to treatments in […]

Scientist Focus: Abi Herrmann

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisClaire LucasRobin BrisbourneKaty StubbsFaye Monk

Abi Herrmann is a postdoctoral researcher and neuroscientist at the University of Edinburgh. What is your project about? My work focuses on synapses – the connections between nerve cells that are central to memory formation and forgetting. These connections are lost in Alzheimer’s and we know that the extent of their loss in the brain correlates […]

A wake-up call about dementia can win this battle

Susie Hewer

This week, Alzheimer’s Research UK launched its first ever month long national dementia awareness campaign featuring a prime-time advertisement on national TV and cinemas across the UK. They’ve cleverly blended a mix of archive news footage from various sources and created something unique and attention-grabbing. Have you seen it yet? If not then please take […]

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