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Dementias Research Platform UK:  The Medical Research Council’s new plan to tackle dementia

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisClaire LucasRobin BrisbourneKaty StubbsEd PinchesGlyn Morris

The Royal Society is housed just a stone’s throw from Trafalgar Square. Its walls are lined with portraits of famous scientists throughout history, from Isaac Newton through to Dorothy Hodgkin, crystallography champion and Tim Berners-Lee, creator of the World Wide Web. This was certainly an inspiring setting for the launch of the Medical Research Council’s […]

Party Conference season

Dr Matthew Norton

Alzheimer’s Research UK and the launch of our Manifesto Late September and early October saw the last series of party conferences before the general election next year, which means it was the last chance for the parties to discuss future policy proposals with their supporters and members. At this stage of the election cycle, the […]

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Global partnerships to meet the dementia challenge

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisClaire LucasRobin BrisbourneKaty StubbsEd PinchesGlyn Morris

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. […]

Why research is better with a little help from our friends

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisClaire LucasRobin BrisbourneKaty StubbsEd PinchesGlyn Morris

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 […]

The failure rate of clinical trials for Alzheimer’s – why we need to raise our game

Dr Simon Ridley

This is a cross blog post with Alzheimer’s Research & Therapy. Dementia is the name for a collection of many different conditions, of which Alzheimer’s disease is the most common. Alzheimer’s is characterised by a gradual decline in memory and changes in behaviour and communication. In the later stages, people often forget their friends and family […]

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Pledge to defeat dementia

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisClaire LucasRobin BrisbourneKaty StubbsEd PinchesGlyn Morris

We are pledging to find a cure for dementia; will you pledge to join us? Through the overwhelming commitment of our supporters we have been funding leading dementia research for over 20 years. Vital discoveries are being made all the time, shedding further light on Alzheimer’s and other diseases that cause dementia. We couldn’t do […]

Defeat Dementia

David Mayhew CBE

Five years and £100m to power transformational benefits for people with dementia. Last night at a special Alzheimer’s Research UK reception held at The Gherkin in the City of London, I had the pleasure of announcing the launch of our new campaign, Defeat Dementia. This major five year fundraising and investment drive will seek to […]

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The Alzheimer’s Research UK Stem Cell Research Centre

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisClaire LucasRobin BrisbourneKaty StubbsEd PinchesGlyn Morris

In 2012, Prof John Gurdon and Prof Shinya Yamanaka won the Nobel Prize for Medicine. Their pioneering work developed a technique to turn adult cells, such as those from the gut, into stem cells.  The next big challenge has been to use these stem cells to answer key medical questions, one of which being how […]

Alzheimer’s Research UK Annual Review

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisClaire LucasRobin BrisbourneKaty StubbsEd PinchesGlyn Morris

Welcome to a year at Alzheimer’s Research UK: a year that saw us become the Charity Times’ Charity of the year; a year when we have again broken records for fundraising and research investment; and a year where our scientists have made critical new discoveries on the path to defeating dementia. Below are some of […]

Dementia to remain a national priority

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisClaire LucasRobin BrisbourneKaty StubbsEd PinchesGlyn Morris

A ‘refresh’ of the National Dementia Strategy, quicker diagnosis and a World Dementia Council It’s been an exciting week for dementia. Like buses, you wait ages for exciting announcements from Government and then three come along at once! An update of the National Dementia Strategy First, on Tuesday the Secretary of State for Health Jeremy Hunt […]