15 April 2019
One in three people born today will develop dementia in their lifetime: it's the biggest health challenge of our generation. With one million people predicted to have dementia by 2025 in the UK, and a current cost of £26bn a year to the UK economy, there is huge financial and societal impact, yet we’re still without treatment.
8 February 2019
DPUK has launched Great Minds, an innovative new register of volunteers for clinical trials who bring rich data from their previous health studies to help clear the deadlock in development of treatments for dementia.
24 January 2019
Cognetivity is announced as the ninth industry partner for Dementias Platform UK. It joins forces with DPUK’s existing partnership of eight other industry companies and ten universities working to develop new resources to power cohort-based research into dementia.
14 December 2018
Are you working in the Data Portal? Have you made an application for DPUK cohort data? We want to hear about your experiences so we can best focus our Data Portal development work. If you have particular requirements or needs for your research, we want to hear about them, so please get in touch.
24 October 2018
Data scientists from many different backgrounds combined their expertise to take on dementia in an unusual format for disease research: a three-day datathon. The intensive research event saw teams come together to work on data that is now available in the DPUK Data Portal.
1 October 2018
Thanks to leaps forward in computing power, DPUK is able to harness highly advanced technical solutions to maintain data security and non-identifiability of millions of existing health records in the Data Portal. It’s a model that is globally unique for dementia research and one that’s increasingly attracting attention from other sectors.
21 September 2018
Thanks to the generosity of two million health studies volunteers, there is new hope for accelerating the discovery of treatments for dementia. Their combined data – lifestyle, genes, memory tests, and brain scans – are helping researchers identify changes over time which will reveal how dementia starts in healthy brains.
31 May 2018
Following recent feedback, DPUK has updated its publications policy. Anyone who uses DPUK data or resources, or whose work is funded through the platform, is invited to comment.
4 May 2018
Body-worn sensors used by people with mild Alzheimer’s to assess walking could offer a cost-effective way to detect the disease early and monitor its progression.
25 April 2018
DPUK announces the five winners of its Discovery Awards – grants of up to £50k that were awarded to teams with outstanding proposals for dementia research in the Data Portal.
9 April 2018
DPUK strengthens its collaboration as the University of Exeter joins the public-private partnership, furthering dementia research by drawing on the distinct power of cohort studies.
22 March 2018
DPUK researchers will present the results of their work with US colleagues in a joint symposium in Washington D.C. today, highlighting how DPUK enables international research collaborations.
20 March 2018
DPUK is delighted to have a big presence at the Alzheimer’s Research UK conference in London this year. See DPUK scientists present a broad range of new developments and findings in the poster exhibition and come and visit us at our stand. If you can't be there, stay tuned on Twitter – we'll be sharing our updates and insights throughout the programme.
21 February 2018
Invicro becomes the seventh industry partner to join Dementias Platform UK, contributing expertise in brain imaging to further our aim to accelerate treatments for dementia.
22 January 2018
DPUK launches its Data Discovery Awards. Individual research grants of up to £50k are available for the best research proposals using the Data Portal.