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In ‘failure’ there is knowledge

The UK DRI responds to the latest news that Merck is stopping a phase 3 trial in Alzheimer’s disease.

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UK DRI features in the MRC’s science showcase in Parliament

The showcase provided the opportunity to raise awareness among parliamentarians and policymakers of the importance of medical research to human health and wellbeing, innovation and economic growth.

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Our Edinburgh centre sheds new light on Motor Neurone Disease

A new study shows that a loss of synapses in the brain is linked to cognitive decline in ALS.

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Dementia is too big a problem to walk away from – for Pfizer or any of us

Our Director responds to Pfizer's decision to end their efforts in dementia drug discovery

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Can you sleep your way to a healthier brain?

Experts researching the science of sleep join the UK DRI and turn their attention to dementia for the first time.

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Dementia with Lewy bodies: unique genetic profile identified

Our researchers from UCL publish the first large-scale genetic study of this common type of dementia.

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​Awarding a new programme in Huntington’s disease

The £1.5m programme will be led by Professors Gillian Bates and Sarah Tabrizi from University College London (UCL) and will look to better understand the DNA damage that occurs as this neurodegenerative disease unfolds.

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Care & technology at the UK DRI: Improving lives today and tomorrow

We're seeking an inspirational associate director to lead an ambitious care & technology programme.

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Welcoming our Chairman: William Rucker

William will lead the UK DRI Board for the effective governance and development of the UK DRI, setting its strategic direction and major policies.

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UK DRI Professor Tara Spires-Jones sheds light on how damage spreads through the brain

The group in Edinburgh provide insights into how a key chemical disrupts brain cells in Dementia with Lewy Bodies.

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UK DRI Director wins the 2017 European Grand Prize for Research

Professor Bart De Strooper is recognised for his contributions to our understanding of Alzheimer's disease.

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Working together for a better future for people with dementia

On World Alzheimer's day, we take a fresh look at the dementia research landscape across the UK.

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UK DRI proud to be part of the Alzheimer's Association International Conference

The AAIC was hosted in London this year, giving the UK DRI a perfect opportunity to meet many researchers and share our vision.

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UK DRI Director Bart De Strooper finds new insight on anti-amyloid treatment

In a new paper published in Cell, the team provide novel perspectives on anti-amyloid treatment for the prevention of Alzheimer’s disease.

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Seeking trustees to join the board of UK DRI Ltd

If you think you would strengthen our board and could play a leading role in the development of a world-leading programme of dementia research, we would like to hear from you.

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New Chief Operating Officer takes the helm at UK DRI

Dr Adrian Ivinson has been appointed to the role of Chief Operating Officer for the UK DRI.

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​UK DRI Associate Director Chris Shaw finds potential new MND gene

An international team finds a new risk gene for motor neuron disease (MND, also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, ALS).

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UK DRI Associate Director Giles Hardingham uncovers how neurons control their supporting cells

The group in Edinburgh's new research gives hope to new ways to treat dementias, by controlling the protection of neurons in the brain.

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UK DRI Associate Director Giovanna Mallucci discovers two repurposed drugs that arrest neurodegeneration in mice

Professor Mallucci's team finds two drugs which block a major brain cell death pathway and prevent neurodegeneration.

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How we selected world-leading UK DRI centres

Following visits to every applicant university, who all showed exceptionally strong quality, the panel had tough decisions to make against the criteria and the scientific programmes presented.

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Two new exciting Research Associate opportunities now live at UK DRI at UCL!, Closing date 5th March
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