How large DNA banks help us to make breakthroughs possible
Alzheimer’s Research UK recently awarded a £96,000 grant to Prof Kevin Morgan at the University of Nottingham to maintain and expand his large collection of DNA samples. This is to ensure he can continue his important research into the genetics of Alzheimer’s disease.
Getting dementia research back on track
Prof Katie Lunnon, the new Chair of our Grant Review Board, explains why we are urgently prioritising funding for early career dementia researchers.
Four global research highlights from 2020
It won’t come as a surprise that 2020 was a challenging year for dementia research.
But scientists have been working hard to overcome the challenges, and are continuing to make discoveries that will ultimately mean more lives free from the impact of dementia.
2020 – we’ve nearly made it, thanks to you
COVID-19 changed the course of this year in a way that nobody could have predicted. Our thoughts are with the individuals and families who have been directly affected by the virus and the medical, care and other key workers who have done so much to support us all through a very difficult year. Here at…
What are the long-term effects of a head injury?
From traffic accidents to collision sports, millions of people experience head injuries every year. Dr Neil Graham’s latest blog explores the long-term consequences of a head injury and the changes that may lead to an increased risk of dementia.
A cautious return – UK DRI at Cardiff University
We caught up with Dr Meghan Larin, a postdoctoral researcher, and Emma Randall, a research assistant, in Prof Vincent Dion’s lab at the UK DRI at Cardiff University.
Celebrating the successes of our dementia researchers
Times are challenging for everyone at the moment and our dementia researchers are no exception, so now more than ever it’s important to celebrate our scientists’ successes.
Hidden beauty, fascinating insights
Microscopic images reveal the hidden beauty around and within us. Dementia researchers get a unique view of the intricate but stunning workings of the brain. To showcase the fascinating insights being gained in dementia research, we ran our Science Image Competition again this year.
Another year of progress for dementia research
Research is making progress, and the last 12 months have seen a number of important new developments in the global effort to overcome dementia.
Could the answers to dementia be hiding in your fruit bowl?
Unbeknown to most, the common fruit fly is an invaluable research tool; many scientific discoveries would have been impossible without it!