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Here you'll find all the latest news from DPUK.

New study finds link between high blood pressure and poorer thinking skills

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.

Welcome to our new-look website!

We've revamped our website and refreshed our branding to mark the launch of the second phase of DPUK.

Dementias Platform Australia launched to make study of ageing ‘truly global’

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.

DPUK Director describes Arts for Brain Health conference as ‘a celebration of life’

The Director of DPUK, Professor John Gallacher, has praised the latest Arts 4 Dementia conference in his review for The Lancet.

Apply now for the DPUK Autumn Academy: Cohort Data Analysis

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.

Scientists confirm new way to observe the progress of Alzheimer’s disease in the brain

A new study demonstrates a method of visualising Alzheimer’s progression that could also become a target for new potential treatments.

DPUK and Korea Dementia Research Center to work together for global benefit

Dementias Platform UK (DPUK) is pleased to announce it has signed a memorandum of understanding with the newly launched Korea Dementia Research Center (KDRC).

Report reveals the effects of COVID-19 on dementia research

A new report has found that dementia research has been deprioritised during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Online PET-MR neuroimaging course at Edinburgh University

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.

New Alzheimer's drug aducanumab approved for use in US

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.

New study investigating iron and dementia starting in the DPUK Data Portal

Early-career researcher Dr Laura Winchester from the University of Oxford will build upon research exploring the link between iron and dementia.

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.

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