This week in London marks a pivotal moment in dementia research; it will either be considered a time of historical significance when global interests align under a banner of defeating dementia, or an instance in which a global health crisis was only superficially addressed by the world’s largest economies.
Alzheimer’s Research UK’s Director of Research Dr Eric Karran spoke recently about his hopes for the development of new Alzheimer’s treatments and dementia research.
Dr Laura Phipps blogs on how you can help with the research effort in dementia.
An update on preparations for this year’s Alzheimer’s Research UK Conference in Oxford, to be held on the 25-26 March 2014.
Alzheimer’s Research UK launches a new initiative to bridge the gap between new knowledge about the causes of dementia and the discovery of new treatments.
As part of our pioneering dementia research, we have co-funded research in Scotland to study the molecular mechanisms that cause deterioration of connections between nerve cells, in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease.
Surely I would need a PhD to get in, I’m not a scientist. Will I even know what they’re talking about? What if they ask me a question? The nerves set in.
Tau proteins are proteins that stabilise microtubules, which basically means they hold together the structure of a cell.
Scientists at Cardiff University studying the genetics of Alzheimer’s, have discovered 11 new areas of the genome linked to a higher risk of Alzheimer’s.