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.
19 December 2019
Three of DPUK’s researchers are the subject of drawings by the science illustrator Nina Chhita this month.
5 December 2019
The ROADMAP Data Cube provides the first comprehensive overview of Europe-wide cohort data that are useful for dementia research. DPUK researchers were part of the international team to develop the new free interactive data discovery tool.
21 November 2019
68 researchers from a whole range of backgrounds came together in the latest two DPUK datathons. This diversity – in attendees, skills and research backgrounds – is the aspect that datathoners consistently report they like the most.
13 November 2019
Data scientists, artificial intelligence experts and clinicians are among a range of professionals invited to join a new national network to find innovative ways of conducting dementia research and care. DPUK’s Senior Data Manager is calling for data scientists to join up and commit their critical skills to dementia research.