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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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Centre selection marks huge leap in UK DRI establishment

The selection of the UK DRI centres, associate directors and their foundation programmes marks a huge leap forwards in the establishment of the institute, and ultimately bringing benefits to people with dementia.

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Events: where to meet the UK DRI in 2017

Representatives from the UK DRI will available to meet at a range of events throughout the year - do come and ask us questions!

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Creating a culture of patient and public involvement at the UK DRI

In December 2016, we announced Professor Bart De Strooper as Director of the UK DRI. Sara Gregson from the Alzheimer’s Society Research Network, a former carer for her mother with dementia, chaired a recruitment panel involving people affected by dementia. Here she explains the importance of their involvement.

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MRC Momentum Awards give £3.9m to boost UK dementia research base for the UK DRI

In October 2016, the MRC awarded five universities a total of £3.9 million to grow and develop the UK’s research base in dementia science.

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