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Scientist Focus: Maria Tortora

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisClaire LucasRobin BrisbourneKaty StubbsFaye MonkEd Pinches

Fighting dementia inspires my research There is more to being an effective dementia researcher than honed laboratory skills. New researchers need to pick up a host of skills in order to forge a successful career and have the greatest impact This month, dementia researchers in the initial stages of their careers are making their way […]

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In the News: Blood, Brains and Bold investments

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisClaire LucasRobin BrisbourneKaty StubbsFaye MonkEd Pinches

This week the Dementia Discovery Fund (DDF) announced a $50 million investment from Bill Gates. The investment is Gates’ first to accelerate progress toward disease-modifying treatments for Alzheimer’s disease. The DDF is a unique venture fund focused entirely on discovering and developing new drugs for dementia and was formed through the collaboration of leading pharmaceutical […]

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US study highlights potential challenges for future dementia treatments

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisClaire LucasRobin BrisbourneKaty StubbsFaye MonkEd Pinches

A study of the US healthcare system released yesterday says the current structure is insufficient to quickly deliver future treatments for people living with dementia. Although the US and UK health systems are inherently different, this review of the American system is a reminder of the need within our own health system to prepare for […]

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Alzheimer’s disease: The puzzle we’re so desperate to solve

Fiona Calvert

At the Sanger Institute, where my PhD is based, we are fascinated by all things genetics, which may seem a long way from a person living with Alzheimer’s disease. Yet we know that certain gene mutations (a small error in a gene) can increase your risk of getting Alzheimer’s disease and now we are working to understand how and why that is.

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