News and Blogs
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.
The DPUK blog
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Dr Delia Gheorghe is a postdoctoral research assistant at DPUK, investigating how childhood experiences influence brain structure in later life. This is how she got here.
21 November 2019
Two datathons in two weeks - autumn has certainly been busy season for the DPUK datathon team who have crossed the country to support a host of new dementia studies get off the ground. If you missed out on the DPUK datathons in UEA and Swansea, there are many more in the pipeline – don’t worry!
14 November 2019
Luke Whiley won a DPUK grant to investigate gut-brain interactions. On World Diabetes Day, he writes about the links between bacteria, diabetes and dementia.
24 October 2019
Research shows that our lifestyles can affect the health of our brains, and that making a few positive changes can help protect us as we get older. Dr Ivan Koychev is a clinician-scientist at Dementias Platform UK and a senior clinical researcher in Oxford University’s Department of Psychiatry.
It’s time to explore divergent dementia trends in the UK and Japan to inform policies to reduce dementia risk
24 October 2019
Can cultural differences also affect the risk of developing dementia? If so, there could be important policy implications. Dr Dorina Cadar is part of an international team of researchers doing cross-country comparative with UK and Japanese cohorts.
Dates for your diary
Thursday, 20 February 2020
A joint call between MRC and the Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED) for research proposals focused on Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research.
Tuesday, 10 March 2020
DPUK Director, John Gallacher, will be giving the keynote address on Dementias Platform UK.