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Scientist Focus: Bettina Platt

Dr Emma O'Brien

Professor Bettina Platt is the Chair of Translational Neuroscience at the University of Aberdeen and a member of the Alzheimer’s Research UK Grants Review Board. What area of research does your lab focus on? My lab focuses on nerve cell death and memory problems and we have developed a range of different techniques to study […]

Ada Lovelace Day

Dr Emma O'Brien

Ada Lovelace Day (13 October) is an international celebration of the work and achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). So there is no better time to focus on some of the amazing women tirelessly battling dementia through research. These inspiring women are making important discoveries that are driving the development of […]

Spotlight on frontotemporal dementia

Dr Emma O'Brien

Forgetfulness and confusion are often the first things that come to mind when we hear the word dementia. But what about a shift in personality or a lack of empathy? How about changes in food preferences and a completely different sense of humour? All of these can be signs of frontotemporal dementia – the second […]