I’m currently studying for a PhD at the University of Manchester, taking a closer look at a protein called tau – a key hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia.
We’re delighted to announce that Dr Rita Guerreiro from University College London is the first ever winner of the Alzheimer’s Research UK Young Investigator of the Year Award.
At the Alzheimer’s Research UK Conference 2016 in Manchester this week we’ve been hearing about some of the latest emerging research from across the UK.
Today, we heard from two researchers exploring the relationship between nerve cells and blood vessels – and what can go wrong in dementia.
Not an easy question to answer, but researchers are moving closer to understanding what goes wrong with the circuitry of the brain in diseases like Alzheimer’s, frontotemporal dementia and dementia with Lewy bodies.