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Welcome to Aberdeen

Ali Blaikie

Having lived in Aberdeen her whole life, Ali Blaikie, was very excited to hear that the Alzheimer’s Research UK conference is coming to Aberdeen this year. Running 14-15 March, it is the biggest annual dementia research conference in the UK. It is an opportunity for researchers from around the world to come together and share […]

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Another year, another marathon

Michelle White

Last spring, Michelle White pulled on her trainers, donned her running vest and took on the London Marathon. She raised an incredible sum of over £4,000 for Alzheimer’s Research UK, having seen the devastating impact of dementia in her family. Despite the pain and exhaustion, she’s signed up to do it again in 2017. We […]

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Rare Disease Day

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisClaire LucasRobin BrisbourneCatherine McKeeverKaty Stubbs

Today is Rare Disease Day – an initiative to raise awareness of diseases that are usually not well known and for which it can be particularly difficult for people to get the most appropriate diagnosis, treatment and care. Dementia isn’t rare. There are an estimated 47 million people in the world living with dementia and […]

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Scientist Focus: Dr Tara Spires-Jones

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisClaire LucasRobin BrisbourneCatherine McKeeverKaty Stubbs

Dr Tara Spires-Jones is based at the University of Edinburgh, where she studies the connections between nerve cells in the brain to understand how they become disrupted in Alzheimer’s disease. Tara has just been appointed Chair of the Alzheimer’s Research UK Grant Review Board, the panel of experts that meets to recommend the most promising […]

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How do we decide which studies to fund?

Fred Walker

Twice a year, the Alzheimer’s Research UK Grant Review Board meets to assess potential new grants. We get many grant applications each year from researchers looking for funding for their studies. The Grant Review Board exists to make sure we’re funding the most promising, practical and cost-effective studies, that will bring us closer to beating […]

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