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Launching: 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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Dementia Ecosystem UK: ​Action through alliance

To tackle the challenge of dementias we must capitalise on the breadth of available resources and expertise, and build an integrated ecosystem. In this spirit, on 2 April 2019 the UK DRI hosted the first meeting with Directors of the UK major programmes.

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Cells from Alzheimer’s disease patients shed light on disease mechanism

UK DRI researchers, together with leading colleagues in Alzheimer’s disease across UCL and beyond, have utilised patient-derived stem cells to uncover the effects of mutation on the processing of a key protein implicated in disease progression.

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Our highlights from the ARUK Conference 2019

Between 19-20th March, over 500 delegates came together in the small town of Harrogate in Yorkshire for the annual Alzheimer’s Research UK (ARUK) Conference – a particular highlight in the dementia meeting calendar.

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Disappointment as phase III aducanumab trials for Alzheimer’s disease stopped early

It was announced yesterday (Thursday 21st March) that pharmaceutical companies Biogen and Eisai are to discontinue two phase III trials of the Alzheimer’s disease drug aducanumab.

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The Princess Royal visits UK Dementia Research Institute at UCL

During the visit, The Princess met with our directors to hear about their vision for the institute, toured one of our new laboratories and learned about some of the cutting-edge research underway.

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Alzheimer’s gene study achieves landmark breakthrough

Julie Williams, Associate Director, UK DRI at Cardiff heads the GERAD consortium who collaborated on a major new genetics study.

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Tearing Down Dementia: the UK DRI at King’s officially opens its doors

A lively symposium has marked the official opening of our King’s College London centre.

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UK DRI Meet The Funders Workshop

On Monday 14th January UK DRI held its first live streamed event hosted at the UK DRI Hub@UCL.

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UK DRI Care Research & Technology programme appointed

Hot off the press we are delighted to announce that a major new ‘Care Research & Technology’ programme has been selected to soon join the UK DRI.

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Happy Holidays - a reflection on the year and a look ahead to 2019

A message from our UK DRI Directors

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Comment: Transmission of amyloid beta pathology

Our Directors comment on new findings from the UCL MRC Prion Unit.

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Defeating dementia: progress and challenges on the road to 2025

5 December 2018: Summit meeting to drive global action to deliver the dementia solutions

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Workshop: Neurofilament as a Biomarker

Our Imperial and UCL centres came together to host a meeting with selected international experts.

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Fluid biomarkers to detect early changes in the brain

Ahead of running the marathon for the dementia revolution, Dr Amanda Heslegrave explains her work on biomarkers.

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UK DRI at Cardiff opens its doors

The centre has been officially opened by Health Secretary Vaughan Gething.

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Bart de Strooper: views from the rooftop

Adrian Burton in conversation with our Director for The Lancet Neurology

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D3A: Launching our new research accelerator partnership with DDF

We're thrilled to team up with the Dementia Discovery Fund to support important research projects with potential to create meaningful new medicines for dementia.

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A SMARTer system: new equipment brings greater insight

The new SMARTer ICELL8cx Single-Cell Automation System is installed and ready to use at our Cardiff centre.

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Connectome 2018: Connect, discover, accelerate.

Our researchers were brought together in one place for the first time!

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