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.
8 December 2017
Following the launch of the new Data Portal, DPUK experts will be answering your questions LIVE on Twitter. The Twitter Q & As will be taking place on 11 December at 1pm GMT and 21 December at 4pm GMT, using the hashtag #DPUKportal
16 November 2017
Dementias Platform UK is delighted to announce the launch of a new and improved version of its pioneering Data Portal, and encourages scientists to access the data as soon as they can.
3 October 2017
Cambridge Cognition and NeuroVision Imaging become associate partners of Dementias Platform UK through their involvement in the Deep and Frequent Phenotyping (DFP) study.
21 September 2017
On World Alzheimer's Day, Catherine Moody, Programme Manager for dementias initiatives at the UK Medical Research Council, takes a fresh look at the dementias research landscape and where Dementias Platform UK and the cohort studies fit in.
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.