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UK’s biggest dementia research endeavour starts to take shape

Hilary Evans

Today we’re proud to share with you the news that world-renowned Belgian scientist Prof Bart De Strooper will take the helm of the UK Dementia Research Institute (DRI), a multi-centre national Institute being created to transform the landscape of dementia research in this country. It’s been several months since we announced our commitment of £50m […]

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New report recommends plan for Government to accelerate access to new medicines at ‘crucial time’ for dementia

Kirsty MaraisClare van LyndenSusan MitchellEmily CookHelen Davies

Today sees the publication of the final report of the Accelerated Access Review, which seeks to accelerate access to all new innovations, including drugs, diagnostics and medical technologies.  The recommendations of this review will be critical in addressing the challenges new dementia treatments are likely to face and will set the scene for access to […]

Using computers to decode Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisClaire LucasRobin BrisbourneCatherine McKeeverKaty Stubbs

It might sound like something from a science fiction movie but computers are telling us more and more about the human brain and how it works. In 2013, the European Commission launched a multi-million pound Human Brain Project (HBP) with the goal of integrating work from multiple research teams to create a supercomputer simulation of […]

Walking 100k to raise £100k

Miranda JohnsonYosra OsmanJade RolphVicky Naylor

This September 200 of our supporters will Race the Tide in a tough 30 hour non-stop hike through the Northumbrian countryside. Their willpower and determination will raise an amazing £100,000 to defeat dementia. So what exactly can Alzheimer’s Research UK achieve with £100,000? Uniting experts to unravel genetics Thanks to £100,000 fundraised by staff at […]

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How do we fund research?

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisClaire LucasRobin BrisbourneCatherine McKeeverKaty Stubbs

As the UK’s leading dementia research charity, we receive requests for funding from researchers all over the country; last year we committed £7.6 million to pioneering dementia research. Project proposals range from unravelling the genetics of frontotemporal dementia in flies to taking a closer look at the human brain in Alzheimer’s with sophisticated scanners. As […]

Rules and regulations: removing hurdles in the race for a treatment

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisClaire LucasRobin BrisbourneCatherine McKeeverKaty Stubbs

When we talk about speeding up drug development, the image that probably springs to mind is a lab full of scientists in white coats, working hard on the problem at hand. Most people won’t think of rows of MPs in the House of Commons, yet our politicians have a big part to play in the […]

The Global Clinical Trials Fund: drugs and dummies

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisClaire LucasRobin BrisbourneCatherine McKeeverKaty Stubbs

Today marks one year since the G8 Dementia Summit. The last year has been a whirlwind of new investment and exciting initiatives, both from Alzheimer’s Research UK and government, all with one aim: to bring us closer to a treatment for dementia. But we mustn’t lose momentum. Today, we are pleased to announce our newest […]

A Network of researchers joining forces to defeat dementia

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisClaire LucasRobin BrisbourneCatherine McKeeverKaty Stubbs

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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The Alzheimer’s Research UK Stem Cell Research Centre

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisClaire LucasRobin BrisbourneCatherine McKeeverKaty Stubbs

In 2012, Prof John Gurdon and Prof Shinya Yamanaka won the Nobel Prize for Medicine. Their pioneering work developed a technique to turn adult cells, such as those from the gut, into stem cells.  The next big challenge has been to use these stem cells to answer key medical questions, one of which being how […]

Will this be the year that turns the corner for dementia?

Katy Riddick

The close of 2013 brought the first-ever G8 Summit on Dementia, a meeting of the world’s top economies to commit to tackling dementia jointly. The summit brought a great deal of attention to the global need for dementia research and encouraged hope for a cure. As we begin 2014 we might start to wonder: Will […]

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