15 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.
4 October 2019
In the run up to the close of applications for the next two DPUK datathons, hear six different attendees talk about their experiences of our first event. The deadline for applications is 9am on 11 October.
25 September 2019
At the panel table, a leading stem cell scientist was sat next to an imaging expert, who was sat next to a research participant, who was next to the chief investigator of a just-launched nationwide dementia study. These people together represent both the future of dementia research, and the outcome of five years’ work to completely transform research infrastructure in the UK.
Experts and volunteers come together to celebrate five years' progress in accelerating dementia research
24 September 2019
Scientists and health study volunteers from across the DPUK partnership came together to celebrate the launch of the world’s most in-depth study into preclinical Alzheimer’s disease - one of the most important outcomes from DPUK's work to transform dementia research infrastructure in the UK.
9 September 2019
Applications are now open for data experts to apply to join the next DPUK datathons – highly focused ‘hackathon-style’ events at Swansea University and the University of East Anglia this autumn. Datathons bring data scientists of all backgrounds to the dementia challenge.
28 August 2019
Research involving participants in one of DPUK’s longest running health studies has revealed that changes in blood pressure in those as young as 36 are linked to signs of poorer brain health in later life. The findings show the particular value of long-term health records in our understanding of how degenerative brain disease begins.
24 July 2019
DPUK's senior data managers joined thousands other scientists at world's biggest conference for Alzheimer's research. They found delegates to be excited about the potential to use real world data and machine learning to accelerate progress in dementia research.
24 July 2019
We’re delighted to be working with the HealthWise Wales cohort to recruit volunteers to Great Minds. Great Minds members play an active part in fast-tracking treatments for dementia. They share health data and complete cognitive tasks so that we can match them with studies that will help identify the origins of poor brain health. To date over 1,000 members have joined Great Minds.
22 July 2019
Industry experts in molecular imaging are today announced as an associate partner in the Dementias Platform UK (DPUK) consortium.
11 June 2019
Machine learning experts who may not have previous experience of working on dementia will have the chance to meet DPUK’s senior researcher at the first in a new series of events for data scientists. They’ll learn about opportunities to apply their skills and make a real impact on developing treatments for dementia.
20 May 2019
Using machine learning (AI) techniques to analyse complex cohort data, a group of researchers uncovered hidden patterns in cohort data that might identify those at risk of developing dementia, or indicate promising areas for research into treatments.
15 April 2019
One in three people born today will develop dementia in their lifetime: it's the biggest health challenge of our generation. With one million people predicted to have dementia by 2025 in the UK, and a current cost of £26bn a year to the UK economy, there is huge financial and societal impact, yet we’re still without treatment.
8 February 2019
DPUK has launched Great Minds, an innovative new register of volunteers for clinical trials who bring rich data from their previous health studies to help clear the deadlock in development of treatments for dementia.
24 January 2019
Cognetivity is announced as the ninth industry partner for Dementias Platform UK. It joins forces with DPUK’s existing partnership of eight other industry companies and ten universities working to develop new resources to power cohort-based research into dementia.
14 December 2018
Are you working in the Data Portal? Have you made an application for DPUK cohort data? We want to hear about your experiences so we can best focus our Data Portal development work. If you have particular requirements or needs for your research, we want to hear about them, so please get in touch.
24 October 2018
Data scientists from many different backgrounds combined their expertise to take on dementia in an unusual format for disease research: a three-day datathon. The intensive research event saw teams come together to work on data that is now available in the DPUK Data Portal.