1 December 2020
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.
23 November 2020
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.
19 November 2020
DPUK is a founding partner in the newly launched Alzheimer's Disease Data Initiative (ADDI) and its Alzheimer's disease (AD) Workbench.
4 November 2020
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.
20 October 2020
DPUK researchers have secured funding to investigate the global mental health impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
15 October 2020
The DPUK-led Deep and Frequent Phenotyping study has resumed after being paused at the start of the coronavirus pandemic.
14 October 2020
DPUK has this week launched a new report summarising its achievements to date and looking ahead to its future role at the leading edge of dementia research.
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.