Here you'll find all the latest news from DPUK.
25 October 2021
A study conducted in DPUK’s Data Portal has found that people who have high blood pressure (known scientifically as hypertension) tend to have significantly smaller brain volumes and perform worse in mental tests.
27 September 2021
We've revamped our website and refreshed our branding to mark the launch of the second phase of DPUK.
26 September 2021
DPUK is delighted to support the launch of Dementias Platform Australia (DPAU), a new initiative enabling access to research data from dementia studies carried out in Australia, the Asia-Pacific region and beyond.
20 September 2021
The Director of DPUK, Professor John Gallacher, has praised the latest Arts 4 Dementia conference in his review for The Lancet.
16 August 2021
DPUK's all-new Autumn Academy is a week-long series of lectures, presentations and group workshops giving researchers in-depth insight into cohort data analysis techniques.
19 July 2021
A new study demonstrates a method of visualising Alzheimer’s progression that could also become a target for new potential treatments.
6 July 2021
Dementias Platform UK (DPUK) is pleased to announce it has signed a memorandum of understanding with the newly launched Korea Dementia Research Center (KDRC).
23 June 2021
A new report has found that dementia research has been deprioritised during the COVID-19 pandemic.
17 June 2021
An online course explores the emerging neuroimaging technique of PET-MR, in which PET and MRI scans are run simultaneously to produce dynamic, high-quality images of the brain.
7 June 2021
DPUK director Professor John Gallacher says the decision to approve the Alzheimer's drug aducanumab for use in the US is 'exciting news' for dementia research.
20 May 2021
Early-career researcher Dr Laura Winchester from the University of Oxford will build upon research exploring the link between iron and dementia.
13 May 2021
Professor Franklin Aigbirhio, who leads DPUK's Imaging Network, has been elected as a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences.
10 May 2021
After a pause due to COVID-19 regulations, the harmonisation study to calibrate DPUK's network of eight brain scanners has restarted.
29 April 2021
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.
20 April 2021
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.
6 April 2021
Researchers have developed a more efficient method of assessing symptom change in people with ulcerative colitis – a form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
25 March 2021
Dementias Platform UK (DPUK) is pleased to welcome Aberdeen Children of the 1950s (ACONF) as a new cohort in the DPUK Data Portal.
12 March 2021
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.
2 March 2021
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.
16 February 2021
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.