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Biophysics: Understanding dementia to the nanometer

Guest blog from Dr Mathew Horrocks, UK DRI at Edinburgh

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Nir Grossman wins prize for method that reaches into the brain, without surgery

Congratulations to our UK DRI Fellow on this recognition for incredible work

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UK DRI at UCL opens its doors

“This is the beginning of the end for dementia,” announced Prof Nick Fox, as we officially opened the hub of the institute at UCL.

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£2 million Wolfson Foundation award towards our future home at UCL

The state of the art new building will house both the hub of the UK DRI alongside UCL’s renowned Institute of Neurology.

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Professor Nick Fox to lead the UK DRI at UCL for 2018

We are delighted to announce that Professor Nick Fox, a group leader at the UK DRI at UCL, has generously agreed to step up as interim Associate Director of the UK DRI at UCL.

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A structure for success

An update on our leadership team, from our UK DRI Board of Trustees

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Neurological disorders appear genetically distinct from one another and from psychiatric disorders

As part of the Brainstorm Consortium, UK DRI researchers have played a role in a new study that starts to re-shape how we think about many disorders of the brain.

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Molecular mechanisms of Parkinson’s disease are unravelled

A team of collaborators, including UK DRI centres in Cambridge and Edinburgh have performed detailed brain cell analysis to uncover new mechanisms thought to underlie Parkinson’s disease.

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Roger de Spoelberch Prize awarded to David Rubinsztein, UK DRI Professor

Awarded for work on neurodegenerative or psychiatric diseases, this year's prize goes to Prof David Rubinsztein, UK DRI at University of Cambridge, for his work on autophagy and neurodegeneration.

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UK DRI at the ARUK conference 2018

As one of our founding funders, we were proud to feature at this year's annual conference from Alzheimer's Research UK (March 20-21, London).

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Official launch: UK DRI at the University of Edinburgh

In the first of our six openings this year, our Edinburgh centre set the bar exceptionally high!

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Scottish government invest in MND at the UK DRI at Edinburgh

Almost £400,000 will be invested over the next three years to fund two postdoctoral posts.

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Meet our Board of Trustees

Under the leadership of the Chair, William Rucker, the Board of Trustees will have collective responsibility for the effective governance and development of the UK DRI, setting its strategic direction and major policies with the Directors and senior UK DRI staff in line with the institute's objectives.

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UK DRI centres at Edinburgh and Kings come together to provide new insight for ALS

This research represents an early step in our understanding of why motor neurons are highly vulnerable in ALS.

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£40 million boost to UK DRI hub at UCL

This new funding will contribute to an iconic £250m new building at UCL which will host the central hub of UK DRI alongside the university’s world-class Institute of Neurology (IoN).

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UK DRI leaders win the world’s top brain research prize

We’re over the moon that UK DRI Director Bart De Strooper and UK DRI Professor John Hardy have been awarded the world’s most valuable prize for brain research.

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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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