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UK DRI Early Career Workshop on neuroinflammation – An in-depth look at our first themed event

In the first focussed ‘Theme’ event for the UK DRI, early-career researchers from across the network joined together last month (10-11 April 19) to share knowledge and insight on the topic of neuroinflammation in a 2-day workshop.

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Launch

Our new centre: UK DRI Care Research & Technology at Imperial

We’re thrilled to officially appoint our seventh centre of the UK DRI, after a competitive search for a robust programme that asks new and fundamental questions on how to better support people with dementia.

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Funding

£2M collaboration with Eisai to accelerate dementia research

This first-of-its-kind industry collaboration for the UK DRI aims to deliver innovative research that translates into improvements in diagnosis, treatment and prevention of all types of dementia.

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Recording

From Academia to Industry - A Lunchtime Conversation

Are you exploring a potential career move to industry? Watch two scientists talk about their career pathway, their transition from academia to industry, pros and cons, career tips…

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Research

Promising Huntington’s drug trial results shared after over a decade’s work

The full results from a ground-breaking trial showing successful lowering of a toxic protein in the neurodegenerative condition Huntington’s Disease, have been published.

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Forward thinkers, step forward

The UK DRI focuses on innovative, early-stage science to advance our understanding of how dementias develop and progress. With hundreds of positions available, across all levels, see how you can be part of it and build your career at the UK DRI.

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New dementia classification highlights need for better diagnostics and personalised interventions

Scientists and clinicians have described a new form of dementia that exhibits symptoms similar to Alzheimer’s disease, and suggest 20% misdiagnosis in patients over 80 years old.

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UK DRI Researcher receives prestigious Future Leaders Fellowship from UKRI

UK DRI fellow at UCL, Dr Marc Aurel Busche, has been named as a recipients of a new fellowship scheme run by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).

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We urge the closest possible cooperation between the UK and the EU after Brexit to preserve vital scientific research.

We are joining The Crick, and 29 Nobel prize winning scientists, in this call.
Our aim is to bring a solution for all dementias. This is by definition an international and long-term aim: we cannot tackle this problem in isolation.
The UK is a leader in the European science landscape but the current uncertainty around Brexit is already endangering this position. The prospect of a hard Brexit would dramatically affect the ability of the UK to attract and retain the brightest minds, seriously undermining the UK’s world leading role in scientific research and innovation, and ultimately impacting our ability to improve lives.

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