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Posted on 04 Dec

Blood-brain barrier breakdown leads to increased activation of immune system

Scientists have found that faults in the blood-brain barrier lead to increased immune activity in the brain of mice. The researchers published the findings in two scientific papers in Science Translational Medicine. Dr Sara Imarisio, Head of Research at Alzheimer’s Research UK, said: “A barrier between the blood and brain is an important protection against […]

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Posted on 23 Nov

Alzheimer’s Research UK responds to Conservative Party pledge around dementia

Alzheimer’s Research UK welcomes the Conservatives’ pledge to double investment in dementia research as a ‘step in the right direction’. Dementia is the leading cause of death in the UK and costs the economy more than cancer and heart disease combined. Despite this, funding for dementia research lags far behind other health conditions. Currently, the […]

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Posted on 22 Nov

A version of a gene linked to key Alzheimer’s protein

Journal of Neuropathology & Experimental Neurology: Alzheimer Disease Pathology-Associated Polymorphism in a Complex Variable Number of Tandem Repeat Region Within the MUC6 Gene, Near the AP2A2 Gene Researchers in the US have identified a version of a gene associated with an increased level of the Alzheimer’s protein tau in the brains of people with the […]

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Posted on 21 Nov

Dedicated parkrunners raise incredible £1.5m for dementia research

Alzheimer’s Research UK and parkrun UK are celebrating their partnership passing the milestone of £1.5million raised for pioneering dementia research. Thousands of parkrunners are being thanked this week for their efforts in supporting the partnership, which was launched in 2015 when the UK’s leading dementia research charity became the official charity partner of parkrun UK. […]

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Posted on 21 Nov

Alzheimer’s Research UK responds to Labour Party pledge around dementia

Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity, has welcomed the Labour Party’s manifesto pledge to improve access to future treatments for conditions like dementia. Dementia is the leading cause of death in the UK and costs the economy more than cancer and heart disease combined. Despite this, funding for dementia research lags far […]

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Posted on 19 Nov

Norwich doctor raises awareness of dementia in powerful charity campaign

Norwich-based clinician and researcher, Prof Michael Hornberger, takes the spotlight in a hard-hitting new charity film, exploring the impact vascular dementia has on the brain. The film is part of Alzheimer’s Research UK and Ricoh’s joint campaign, Dementia Uncovered, which highlights the many physical diseases that cause dementia, as well as the scientists striving to […]

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Posted on 19 Nov

Perthshire woman with dementia stars in new awareness campaign

A Perthshire woman, who has dementia, is one of the stars of a powerful new charity awareness campaign highlighting the many physical diseases that cause the condition. Olive Munro, who was diagnosed with vascular dementia in 2015, and her husband Ronnie tell their story in a film for the Dementia Uncovered campaign. Alzheimer’s Research UK […]

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Posted on 19 Nov

Cambridge doctor raises dementia awareness in powerful charity campaign

Cambridge-based clinician and researcher, Prof James Rowe, takes the spotlight in an inspiring new charity film exploring the impact dementia has on the brain and the power of research to overcome it. The film is part of Alzheimer’s Research UK and Ricoh’s joint campaign, Dementia Uncovered, which highlights the many physical diseases that cause dementia, […]

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Posted on 19 Nov

Southampton doctor de-stigmatises dementia in powerful charity campaign

Southampton-based clinician and researcher, Dr Jay Amin, takes the spotlight in a new charity film exploring Dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB). The film is part of Alzheimer’s Research UK and Ricoh’s joint campaign, Dementia Uncovered, which highlights the many physical diseases that cause dementia, as well as the scientists striving to bring about new dementia […]

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Posted on 19 Nov

Nearly half of UK adults can’t name a single type of dementia Stat revealed as charity campaign sheds light on diseases behind the condition

A new UK-wide poll commissioned by Alzheimer’s Research UK has revealed that nearly half (46%) of UK adults are unable to name a single type of dementia. The survey, carried out by YouGov for the UK’s leading dementia research charity, showed that while 43% of people were able to name Alzheimer’s disease, the most common […]

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