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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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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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