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Global partnerships to meet the dementia challenge

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisClaire LucasRobin BrisbourneKaty StubbsFaye MonkEd Pinches

Eleven more years. That is the G8 summit declaration; a cure or disease-modifying treatment for dementia by 2025. Fortunately, our scientists are not short on the drive or inspiration needed to step-up to this challenge and push forward with their pioneering research. Here, at Alzheimer’s Research UK, we fund biomedical research to find a cure. […]

Scientist Focus: Prof Clare Bryant

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisClaire LucasRobin BrisbourneKaty StubbsFaye MonkEd Pinches

Prof Clare Bryant has been awarded one of our first ever Interdisciplinary Research Grants, bringing her expertise in immunology to a new collaboration in dementia research. I caught up with Clare as her project got under way, to find out what drives her. Name and job title: Clare Bryant, Professor of Innate Immunity at the […]

Why research is better with a little help from our friends

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisClaire LucasRobin BrisbourneKaty StubbsFaye MonkEd Pinches

This year Alzheimer’s Research UK is pioneering an innovative approach to funding new research. This approach will encourage experts from various scientific fields to apply their skills in research to Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. This funding strategy is called an Interdisciplinary Research Grant (IRG) and we want to use them to bring […]

Supporters’ Day success

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisClaire LucasRobin BrisbourneKaty StubbsFaye MonkEd Pinches

People came from all over the country to join us in London on Saturday 20 September for our Supporters’ Day – including surprise guest Russell Grant! Yes, West End entertainer and former Strictly star Russell took to the stage at the end of the day. He spoke passionately about his support for the charity and […]

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Happy birthday dementiablog

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisClaire LucasRobin BrisbourneKaty StubbsFaye MonkEd Pinches

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 […]

World Alzheimer’s Month

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisClaire LucasRobin BrisbourneKaty StubbsFaye MonkEd Pinches

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. […]

A Network of researchers joining forces to defeat dementia

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisClaire LucasRobin BrisbourneKaty StubbsFaye MonkEd Pinches

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 Focus – Jo Rushworth

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisClaire LucasRobin BrisbourneKaty StubbsFaye MonkEd Pinches

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 […]