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Datathon for dementia

General Research

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.

DPUK approach attracts interest from beyond dementia sector

DPUK approach attracts interest from beyond dementia sector

General

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.

Why volunteer health data will accelerate the development of treatments for dementia

Why volunteer health data will accelerate the development of treatments for dementia

General

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.

DPUK makes its first ECR grant

DPUK makes its first ECR grant

Research

Dr Luke Whiley, an Early Career Researcher based at Imperial College London is awarded £1,500 to fund his attendance at a specialist training course in Utrecht.

New partner announcement: Cambridge Cognition

New partner announcement: Cambridge Cognition

General Research

Dementias Platform UK continues to expand as Cambridge Cognition, a global leader in cognitive assessment for clinical trials, upgrades its current position as associate partner to become full partner.

Invitation for scientific comment: DPUK Publications policy

Invitation for scientific comment: DPUK Publications policy

Research

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.

A step forward for dementia studies: body-worn sensors to assess how we walk

A step forward for dementia studies: body-worn sensors to assess how we walk

General Publication Research

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.

£200k backs five new dementia studies in the Data Portal

£200k backs five new dementia studies in the Data Portal

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.

University of Exeter partner announcement

University of Exeter partner announcement

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.

Transatlantic research partnership flourishes thanks to Data Portal

Transatlantic research partnership flourishes thanks to Data Portal

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.

Meet DPUK at the ARUK conference

Meet DPUK at the ARUK conference

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.

Invicro partner announcement

Invicro partner announcement

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.

Discovery Awards – £200k for research in the Data Portal

Discovery Awards – £200k for research in the Data Portal

DPUK launches its Data Discovery Awards. Individual research grants of up to £50k are available for the best research proposals using the Data Portal.

Data Portal: Your questions answered

Data Portal: Your questions answered

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

New and improved Data Portal launches for DPUK

New and improved Data Portal launches for DPUK

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.

Two new associate partners for DPUK

Two new associate partners for DPUK

Cambridge Cognition and NeuroVision Imaging become associate partners of Dementias Platform UK through their involvement in the Deep and Frequent Phenotyping (DFP) study.

Working together for a bright future in dementia research

Working together for a bright future in dementia research

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.

Meet DPUK scientists at AAIC

Meet DPUK scientists at AAIC

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.

In the news: Deep and Frequent Phenotyping on World at One

In the news: Deep and Frequent Phenotyping on World at One

Professors Clare Mackay and Simon Lovestone were interviewed by BBC World at One about research into the early signs of Alzheimer's.

£1.2 million won for UK-wide dementia research programme in stroke patients

£1.2 million won for UK-wide dementia research programme in stroke patients

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.

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