23 September 2020
The University of Sheffield’s new PET-MR scanner is to become part of the DPUK imaging network, supporting research into the detection and treatment of dementia.
15 September 2020
DPUK’s next datathon – the second to be held virtually – will take place from 16-27 November, it has been announced today.
25 August 2020
Anxiety and depression are more important predictors of cognitive decline than factors such as cardiovascular disease or diabetes, new analysis has shown.
21 July 2020
New research has provided further evidence of the link between childhood emotional abuse and changes in the structure of the brain, highlighting the power of big data to shed light on how our early experiences affect us in later life.
2 July 2020
Comment by Professor John Gallacher, Director of Dementias Platform UK
4 June 2020
Researchers from University College London (UCL), the University of Edinburgh and the University of Montreal have shown that higher childhood intelligence has a long-term association with levels of cognitive function – even towards the end of life.
2 June 2020
An international group of scientists from universities and industry is logging into the first virtual DPUK datathon which starts today.
19 May 2020
DPUK scientist Professor Kia Nobre has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences in recognition of her distinguished achievements in cognitive neuroscience.
18 May 2020
DPUK-funded researchers have published the results of their investigation into the reliability and validity of cognitive tests undertaken as part of the UK Biobank health data cohort.
7 May 2020
At a time when the work of disease modellers has been thrust into the spotlight, DPUK’s director, Professor John Gallacher, comments on the important role of technology platforms which democratise access to global health data.
Scientists show link between ‘toxic’ Alzheimer’s protein and impairments in brain communication networks
1 May 2020
DPUK-funded researchers have shown for the first time a link between the accumulation of an Alzheimer’s-associated protein and the function of communication networks within the brain’s nervous system.
27 April 2020
A new paper shows how the Dementias Platform UK (DPUK) Data Portal is transforming the way researchers access vital health data that could hold the key to tackling one of the world’s most pressing medical challenges.
14 April 2020
A new study led by Dr Ivan Koychev of Dementias Platform UK has found that some people experience a rapid accumulation of two proteins in the brain associated with the onset of Alzheimer's disease: amyloid and p-Tau.
9 April 2020
In the last few years, one of the labs in the DPUK Stem Cell network has been at the forefront of a groundbreaking approach in Parkinson’s and dementia research: human cell models of neurodegenerative disease. Their pioneering work is deepening our understanding of what goes wrong in some types of brain cells, and it is fundamental to the screening of new drugs to combat degenerative processes.
16 March 2020
We are monitoring the COVID19 situation and it is with regret that we have decided to postpone the Ulster datathon.
26 February 2020
Health records from over 80% of the Welsh population have been used to create the UK’s first national-scale health database for dementia research. DPUK researchers have used Welsh NHS records to create the new resource, allowing doctors and scientists to investigate fundamental questions about dementia with greater confidence, paving the way for new treatments.
6 February 2020
The New therapeutics in Alzheimer's Disease (NTAD) study, supported by Dementias Platform UK (DPUK), is testing new brain scans that are revealing early changes in the brain that are a signature of Alzheimer’s disease. These markers for the disease will be used to test whether experimental treatments can delay, or even prevent, the progression of the disease.
30 January 2020
The first participant in the final stage to prepare DPUK’s scanners for multi-site dementia research comes in for their brain scan today
14 January 2020
Two early career scientists have used their DPUK funding to pursue international dementia research.