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DPUK imaging lead elected to Academy of Medical Sciences

Professor Franklin Aigbirhio, who leads DPUK's Imaging Network, has been elected as a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences.

Imaging harmonisation project resumes after COVID-19 pause

After a pause due to COVID-19 regulations, the harmonisation study to calibrate DPUK's network of eight brain scanners has restarted.

New stem cell platform launched to transform understanding of risk factors for Alzheimer's disease

Dementias Platform UK is to host access to a new cellular model platform that will help researchers explore risk factors that contribute to the development of Alzheimer's disease.

Price of food may influence decision to buy alcohol, new research suggests

People consume less alcohol as the price of food increases, suggesting this may influence the decision to buy it, according to a new study led by Cardiff University and carried out in the DPUK Data Portal.

Researchers improve method of assessing patients with ulcerative colitis

Researchers have developed a more efficient method of assessing symptom change in people with ulcerative colitis – a form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

Aberdeen Children of the 1950s cohort joins DPUK

Dementias Platform UK (DPUK) is pleased to welcome Aberdeen Children of the 1950s (ACONF) as a new cohort in the DPUK Data Portal.

Head injuries may worsen cognitive decline decades later, study suggests

People who experienced head injuries in their 50s or younger score lower than expected on cognitive tests at age 70, according to a study led by UCL researchers and part-funded by DPUK.

DPUK featured in new Alzheimer Europe report on data sharing

Dementias Platform UK (DPUK) has been featured as a case study in the latest report from Alzheimer Europe, a non-profit, non-governmental organisation aiming to make dementia a priority across Europe.

Hearing aids may protect against progression to dementia, study shows

Hearing loss is known to increase a person’s risk of dementia, but new research demonstrates that using hearing aids for hearing difficulties can protect against the condition.

Measuring symptom change in people with dementia: researchers review the methodology

A decline in cognitive ability is one of the hallmarks of dementia. But how do researchers and clinicians accurately measure these changes in symptoms?

Blood test could bring new hope to Alzheimer's clinical trials

Researchers based at UCL have found that blood tests measuring the protein amyloid – a hallmark of Alzheimer's disease – could radically reduce the cost of clinical trials and potentially open the door to treating the disease earlier.

Study shows people with dementia from disadvantaged neighbourhoods wait longer for care home admission

A new study is the first to show a link between socio-economic factors and the time it takes for someone with dementia to be admitted to a care home.

Brain study pinpointing early signs of Alzheimer’s disease seeks participants in Oxford area

Researchers at Oxford University are recruiting volunteers aged 50+ who have either mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or early-stage dementia, as well as neurologically healthy people as an essential comparison to those with memory impairment.

DPUK teams up with Cognetivity Neurosciences in study of smartphone-based remote cognitive assessment

DPUK researchers will be working with Cognetivity Neurosciences to monitor the cognition of people at risk of dementia using smartphones.

New protocol paper showcases brain health study recruitment platform

A new paper details what the DPUK volunteer recontact register is and how it can be used by researchers to recruit highly characterised participants to brain health studies.

DPUK scientists develop new way to predict biomarkers of Alzheimer's disease

A team of researchers from the University of Oxford and the Alzheimer Center Amsterdam has successfully predicted the Alzheimer's disease biomarkers present in cognitively healthy individuals from their risk factors.

DPUK joins new global data initiative to advance research in Alzheimer's

DPUK is a founding partner in the newly launched Alzheimer's Disease Data Initiative (ADDI) and its Alzheimer's disease (AD) Workbench.

MRC confirms multi-million-pound renewal of funding for DPUK’s dementia research

The UK’s Medical Research Council (MRC) – part of UK Research and Innovation – has today confirmed a multi-million-pound renewal of funding for Dementias Platform UK (DPUK), in partnership with industry and the third sector.

Investigating the global mental health impact of COVID-19 pandemic

DPUK researchers have secured funding to investigate the global mental health impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

DFP study back up and running after coronavirus pause

The DPUK-led Deep and Frequent Phenotyping study has resumed after being paused at the start of the coronavirus pandemic.

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