Our research projects
Help defeat dementia using only your thumb
When we were approached by telecoms giant Deutsche Telekom with an idea around developing a game to encourage phone users around the world to get involved in research, it felt like an innovative bit of thinking that attracted us.
Using computers to decode Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s
It might sound like something from a science fiction movie but computers are telling us more and more about the human brain and how it works.
The latest progress towards new dementia treatments
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.
Taking a closer look at blood flow in the brain
Today, we heard from two researchers exploring the relationship between nerve cells and blood vessels – and what can go wrong in dementia.
Supporting the next generation of dementia researchers
This week sees Manchester play host to the Alzheimer’s Research UK Conference 2016.
International Women in STEM day 2016
International Women in STEM day (11 Feb) is an international celebration of the work and achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).
New Year’s Resolution: Get involved in dementia research
It’s that time of year again where we all start to think about what we can do to be better people. I’ve gone for the classics; I’m going to start at the gym, sort my diet out, and sign up to help make breakthroughs possible!
2015: Our research in numbers
We’re coming towards the end of another busy year here at Alzheimer’s Research UK. While 2016 looks to hold great promise in the search for new ways to improve the lives of people with dementia, we wanted to reflect on the progress we’ve made during 2015.
The Alzheimer’s Research UK Drug Discovery Alliance
Today, we’ve announced the drug discovery experts who will lead the Drug Discovery Alliance.
Scientist Focus: Lizzie Glennon
Dr Lizzie Glennon is an Alzheimer’s Research UK-funded scientist currently based at King’s College London, where she studies how proteins are transported around brain cells, and how this might go wrong in Alzheimer’s disease.