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How do toxic repeat proteins affect nerve cells in frontotemporal dementia
Talks and Q&A with Benedikt Holbling and Prof James Rowe on frontotemporal dementia and the latest research. FTD is caused by damage to cells in areas of the brain called the frontal and temporal lobes. These areas of our brains control our personality, emotions and behaviour, as well our speech and understanding of words. Benedikt’s…
Researchers at King’s College London are investigating how the protein TDP-43 is involved in frontotemporal dementia
Kayleigh Watts, from Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge has worked with people with frontotemporal dementia (FTD) and their loved ones during the Covid-19 pandemic. She reflects on the impact of COVID-19 on those with FTD, in a piece originally written for the Psychologist Magazine.
Dr Tammaryn Lashley’s team at University College London are expanding their work to find out if different forms of frontotemporal dementia can have different effects on astrocytes, a key cell type in the brain.
Researchers at Imperial College London are investigating how fragments of TDP-43 can trigger the creation of toxic protein clumps in the brain.
Researchers at University College London are studying how different chemical tags on DNA switch genes on or off in FTD.
Researchers at King’s College London are investigating new mechanisms of nerve cell death and the role this might play in frontotemporal dementia
Dementia is thought to affect around 850,000 people in the UK. Most people associate the condition with Alzheimer’s disease, the most common cause of dementia. But there are other diseases that can cause the symptoms of dementia – including frontotemporal dementia (FTD).