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Further evidence that Alzheimer’s protein amyloid could spread like prions

Posted on: 13th December 2018

Nature: Transmission of amyloid-β protein pathology from cadaveric pituitary growth hormone Scientists from University College London (UCL) have presented further evidence in mice that the amyloid protein, which builds up in the brain during Alzheimer’s, can be transmitted through contaminated brain tissue extracts in a similar way to the prion…

Raising awareness

Posted on: 30th November 2018

At Alzheimer’s Research UK, Corporate Partnerships go much further than fundraising. We put a huge emphasis on engaging with employees and raising awareness and understanding of our cause. Here’s just a few examples of how we do this: Opportunities to see the groundbreaking research you’re funding come to life with…

Corporate partnerships (new)

Posted on: 30th November 2018

#component {margin-bottom:10px;border: 1px solid #dedede;border-radius: 4px;box-shadow: 0 0 5px rgba(0,0,0,.07);transition:background-color 250ms}#component:hover{color:#fff;background-color:#48173f;}#component:hover h3{color:#fff}#component:hover .button{background-color:#fff;color:#48173f;} One in three people in your organisation will know a loved one living dementia. It’s a devastating condition, that causes heartbreak to all those affected. There are currently no treatments to slow, stop or prevent dementia –…

Dementia charity calls for research funding as dementia deaths rise again

Posted on: 7th November 2018

Alzheimer’s Research UK is calling on government to increase funding into dementia research as data out today shows that deaths due to dementia continue to rise across the UK. In 2017, Dementia accounted for 76,090 deaths across the UK – or 12.5% of all deaths – and remained the leading…

Pregnancy condition pre-eclampsia linked to increased dementia risk

Posted on: 17th October 2018

Researchers in Denmark have found a link between the condition pre-eclampsia, which occurs during pregnancy, and an increased risk of dementia. The findings are published today (17 October) in the scientific publication, The BMJ. Pre-eclampsia is a condition that affects some women during pregnancy or soon after their baby is delivered.…

Common heart condition linked to higher dementia risk

Posted on: 10th October 2018

Journal of Neurology: Atrial fibrillation, antithrombotic treatment and cognitive aging. A population-based study Researchers in Sweden have found that people who have an irregular heart beat are also more likely to develop dementia. The findings are published today (10 October) in the scientific publication, The Journal of Neurology. Scientists followed…

Perthshire volunteers needed to help make breakthroughs possible for people with dementia

Posted on: 2nd October 2018

Passionate volunteers in Perthshire are being asked to come forward to join a new fundraising group which has launched to support pioneering dementia research. The founding members of the Alzheimer’s Research UK Perth Fundraising Group have already held their first event, a quiz at Abbotsford Lounge Bar which raised more…

Edinburgh scientists secure £680k boost from UK’s leading dementia research charity

Posted on: 21st September 2018

Scientists in Edinburgh have received a £680,000 funding boost from Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity. The announcement of new funding comes on World Alzheimer’s Day and as Alzheimer’s Research UK pledges to commit a further £250 million to dementia research by 2025. Dementia is an umbrella…

Manchester dementia researchers awarded £200,000 funding boost

Posted on: 21st September 2018

Scientists at the University of Manchester are set to benefit from over £200,000 of new funding from Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity. This new funding announcement comes on World Alzheimer’s Day, and as Alzheimer’s Research UK pledges to commit a further £250 million to dementia research…

Southampton gets £125k dementia research funding boost

Posted on: 21st September 2018

Scientists at the University of Southampton are set to benefit from a £125,000 funding boost from Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity. This new funding announcement comes on World Alzheimer’s Day, and as Alzheimer’s Research UK pledges to commit a further £250 million to dementia research by…

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