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UK’s biggest dementia research endeavour starts to take shape

Hilary Evans

Today we’re proud to share with you the news that world-renowned Belgian scientist Prof Bart De Strooper will take the helm of the UK Dementia Research Institute (DRI), a multi-centre national Institute being created to transform the landscape of dementia research in this country. It’s been several months since we announced our commitment of £50m […]

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Using computers to decode Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisClaire LucasRobin BrisbourneKaty StubbsFaye MonkEleanor Hall

It might sound like something from a science fiction movie but computers are telling us more and more about the human brain and how it works. In 2013, the European Commission launched a multi-million pound Human Brain Project (HBP) with the goal of integrating work from multiple research teams to create a supercomputer simulation of […]

The latest progress towards new dementia treatments

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisClaire LucasRobin BrisbourneKaty StubbsFaye MonkEleanor Hall

At Alzheimer’s Research UK, we’re committed to funding the most innovative grass-roots research and translating promising discoveries into benefits for people with dementia as quickly as possible. At the Alzheimer’s Research UK Conference 2016 in Manchester this week we’ve been hearing about some of the latest emerging research from across the UK. Where are we […]

Taking a closer look at blood flow in the brain

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisClaire LucasRobin BrisbourneKaty StubbsFaye MonkEleanor Hall

When talking about dementia we often focus on nerve cells – they are, after all, in charge of everything we do and think. But nerve cells aren’t lone rangers. Just like there’s no Sherlock Holmes without Watson, no Starsky without Hutch and no Ant without Dec, nerve cells and the blood vessels that supply the […]

Supporting the next generation of dementia researchers

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisClaire LucasRobin BrisbourneKaty StubbsFaye MonkEleanor Hall

This week sees Manchester play host to the Alzheimer’s Research UK Conference 2016. The conference is a forum for nearly 500 top dementia researchers to come together, hear each other’s ideas, form collaborations, and drive progress towards new ways to help people living with dementia. As the country’s largest gathering of dementia researchers, the annual […]

New Year’s Resolution: Get involved in dementia research

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisClaire LucasRobin BrisbourneKaty StubbsFaye MonkEleanor Hall

It’s that time of year again where we all start to think about what we can do to be better people. I’ve gone for the classics; I’m going to start at the gym, sort my diet out, and sign up to help beat dementia! I know what you’re thinking, “help beat dementia? Not heard of […]

The Alzheimer’s Research UK Drug Discovery Alliance

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisClaire LucasRobin BrisbourneKaty StubbsFaye MonkEleanor Hall

In February 2015 we launched our £30 million Drug Discovery Alliance. The Drug Discovery Alliance is a network of three Institutes at the Universities of Cambridge and Oxford, and University College London. The Alliance is one of the largest coordinated efforts in the world to find new treatments for dementia and today, we’ve announced the […]

Scientist Focus: Lizzie Glennon

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisClaire LucasRobin BrisbourneKaty StubbsFaye MonkEleanor Hall

Dr Lizzie Glennon is an Alzheimer’s Research UK-funded scientist currently based at King’s College London, where she studies how proteins are transported around brain cells, and how this might go wrong in Alzheimer’s disease. Lizzie is the Administrator and Early Career Representative for the King’s College Alzheimer’s Research UK Network Centre, and also part of […]

Scientist Focus: Fiona Marshall

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisClaire LucasRobin BrisbourneKaty StubbsFaye MonkEleanor Hall

Dr Fiona Marshall is a neuroscientist working on treatments for Alzheimer’s disease and other conditions. Dr Marshall also volunteers as an Alzheimer’s Research UK Trustee, lending her expertise and passion for dementia research to help support the work of the charity. Name and job title Dr Fiona Marshall, Founder and Chief Scientific Officer of Heptares […]