utilities

Fiona Calvert

Untangling frontotemporal dementia

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisRobin BrisbourneKaty StubbsEd PinchesFiona Calverthonor pollardClaire Bromley

Dementia is thought to affect around 850,000 people in the UK. Most people associate the condition with Alzheimer’s disease, the most common cause of dementia. But there are other diseases that can cause the symptoms of dementia – including frontotemporal dementia (FTD). FTD is a much rarer disease than Alzheimer’s, thought to account for around […]

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.

Read more