The DPUK has produced its first publication from its team in Cardiff. The article titled ‘Common polygenic variation enhances risk prediction for Alzheimer’s disease’ has been written by Professor Valentina Escott-Price, Julie Williams, Doctor Christian Bannister, Ms Elisa Majounie and colleagues and has been submitted into BRAIN, a journal of Neurology.
Prof. Julie Williams is a member of the DPUK Executive Team. Prof. Williams and Prof. Escott-Price leads a scientific work package focussing on Genetics, with their first work concentrating on polygenic scores and Prof. Williams also leads an Informatics Workstream which aims to establish an infrastructure to underpin genetic analyses across DPUK.
DPUK’s Steering Group member Professor Valentina Escott-Price has published a second article on the ‘Polygenic risk of Parkinsons Disease is correlated with disease age on onset’. It has been written by Escott-Price for the International Parkinson’s Disease Genomics Consortium.
This report on connected health technology to support future dementia research summarises the findings from a series of workshops and meetings with patients and members of the public to explore the acceptability of different health technology devices to users, with the aim of informing purchasing decisions.
It has been written by Lamiece Hassan, John Ainsworth, Angela Parker, Caroline Swarbrick and Caroline Sanders, University of Manchester.