13 July 2017
DPUK scientists across a range of disciplines, many of whom are closely involved in the development of the portal tools, are looking forward to meeting delegates of this year’s Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) at the DPUK stand.
27 June 2017
Professors Clare Mackay and Simon Lovestone were interviewed by BBC World at One about research into the early signs of Alzheimer's.
20 May 2017
An ambitious, multicentre research programme into Vascular Dementia, led by DPUK scientists, is due to start later this year following confirmation of £1.2 million funding by Stroke Association, British Heart Foundation, Alzheimer's Society and Dementias Platform UK.
30 April 2017
To better understand and treat the diseases that cause dementia, researchers rely on volunteers who, year on year, undergo a variety of medical tests. Now, for the first time, anonymised biological, lifestyle, and behaviour data collected from these medical volunteers is accessible in the Dementias Platform UK data portal – an online resource for disease researchers across many different disciplines.
7 March 2017
For the first of a new series, Clare Mackay shares her journey to becoming a Professor and her involvement with DPUK. Clare Mackay is Professor of Imaging Neuroscience at University of Oxford and leads on imaging informatics for Dementias Platform UK.
4 October 2016
King’s College London becomes the 11th Academic Partner to join Dementias Platform UK
3 October 2016
Early Career Researcher Norah Epie invited Professor Diana Kuh for an interview so that we could learn more about how she achieved her various academic successes, the route she took to becoming a Professor, and the training and support she received during her career.
22 August 2016
The MRC Neurosciences Board and the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) have today announced a multi-million pound award to Professor Simon Lovestone, Oxford. The award, made as part of the Dementias Platform UK, is for a Deep and Frequent Phenotyping Study, designed to detect early signs of Alzheimer’s disease. It aims to significantly increase our understanding of how to detect early Alzheimer’s disease.
27 July 2016
The MRC Dementias Platform UK (DPUK) and McMaster University, the host institution for the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA), are building international bridges to explore together the opportunities for collaborative research using big data to address the public health burden of dementia.
14 June 2016
Three Dementias Platform UK Centres involved in the Stem Cell Network (Oxford, Cambridge, University College London [UCL]) have taken proud possession of an Opera Phenix high-content imager from Perkin Elmer.
12 February 2016
Professor Paul Matthews from Imperial College London has been awarded the 3rd DPUK Experimental Medicine award.
25 November 2015
This £150 million investment in dementia research for the first national Dementia Research Institute (DRI), led by the MRC, is warmly welcomed by the Dementias Platform UK (DPUK.)
3 November 2015
The MRC Dementias Platform UK are delighted to announce the purchase of five new MRI-PET scanners for the UK as part of their new Imaging Network, creating what we believe to be the first nationally coordinated MRI-PET network anywhere in the world.
20 October 2015
The Dementias Platform UK has today launched their Data Portal – a secure research environment, using the latest privacy preserving methods to provide researchers with high quality information and tools to facilitate collaborative research.