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DPUK offers “seed corn” funding for an Experimental Medicine programme, aiming to open the door to early phase trials that are highly informative and cost-effective.

We are delighted to announce the first award has now been made to Professor Ian Deary at the University of Edinburgh Centre for Cognitive Ageing and Cognitive Epidemiology, awarding £91,000 to look into the associations between lipidomics and cognitive function and brain imaging in the Lothian Birth Cohort. The Lothian Birth Cohort 1936 is one of over 30 population studies sharing their data with DPUK. Find out more about this and other studies on our Cohort Directory.

Ian Deary said, “This signals the power of the Dementias Platform UK. We were delighted to be approached by Platform members to consider this new ‘omics’ within out Lothian Birth Cohort 1936. With the rich and longitudinal cognitive and brain data in the cohort we can test hypotheses about lipidomics variables as both outcomes and potential causes of cognitive differences, and we’ll map their associations with brain health, especially white matter.”