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Posted on 21 Sep

Southampton gets £125k dementia research funding boost

Scientists at the University of Southampton are set to benefit from a £125,000 funding boost from Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity. This new funding announcement comes on World Alzheimer’s Day, and as Alzheimer’s Research UK pledges to commit a further £250 million to dementia research by 2025. Dementia affects over 850,000 […]

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Posted on 21 Sep

Leading UK charity gives leg up for Oxford dementia research

Scientists at the University of Oxford have received a £40,000 funding boost from Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity. This World Alzheimer’s Day, Alzheimer’s Research UK are launching a new campaign and pledging to support a further £250m of research by 2025 to make breakthroughs possible. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common […]

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Posted on 21 Sep

Sheffield gets £250,000 in dementia research funding

Scientists at the University of Sheffield have received a £250,000 funding boost from Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity. The announcement comes on World Alzheimer’s Day, and as Alzheimer’s Research UK has pledged to commit a further £250 million to dementia research by 2025. Dementia affects 850,000 people in the UK alone, […]

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Posted on 20 Sep

UK study insights provide hope in search for Alzheimer’s drugs

A team of researchers from King’s College London and the Autonomous University of Madrid have revealed new insights into a molecular process in the brain that gets stuck in a vicious cycle during Alzheimer’s disease. The findings, based on research in mice, suggest that targeting this process could be a promising avenue in the search […]

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Posted on 20 Sep

Funding boost for Cambridge dementia research from leading local charity

Leading scientists at the University of Cambridge are set to benefit from a £540,000 funding boost from Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity. The new funding comes ahead of World Alzheimer’s Day, and as Cambridgeshire-based Alzheimer’s Research UK pledges to commit a further £250 million to dementia research by 2025 with the […]

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Posted on 18 Sep

Research in London links air pollution to dementia risk

BMJ Open: Are noise and air pollution related to the incidence of dementia? A cohort study in London, England Researchers in the UK have found that increased levels of air pollution, including high levels of nitrogen dioxide and microscopic atmospheric particles called particulates, are associated with an increased risk of dementia. The findings have been […]

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Posted on 18 Sep

Research in London links air pollution to dementia risk

BMJ Open: Are noise and air pollution related to the incidence of dementia? A cohort study in London, England Researchers in the UK have found that increased levels of air pollution, including high levels of nitrogen dioxide and microscopic atmospheric particles called particulates, are associated with an increased risk of dementia. The findings have been […]

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Posted on 18 Sep

Targeting faulty immune cells benefits mice with features of Alzheimer’s

Nature: Clearance of senescent glial cells prevents tau- dependent pathology and cognitive decline Researchers have found that faulty immune cells in the brains of mice releasing proteins that can drive damage in diseases like Alzheimer’s. The team found that by clearing these faulty immune cells using genetic techniques, they could prevent damage in the brain. […]

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Posted on 13 Sep

Gardening guru Alan Titchmarsh voices insightful dementia animation

Gardener, broadcaster and writer Alan Titchmarsh has lent his voice to a new animation showcasing the work of scientists on the hunt for life-changing dementia treatments. The household name recorded the voice-over having seen the impact dementia had on his family. Researchers from the Alzheimer’s Research UK Oxford Drug Discovery Institute based at the University […]

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Posted on 04 Sep

Dementia symptoms fluctuate depending on season

PLOS Medicine: Seasonal plasticity of cognition and related biological measures in adults with and without Alzheimer disease: analysis of multiple cohorts An international team of researchers have identified seasonal changes to measures of people’s memory and dementia risk in people with early stage memory problems and dementia. The findings are published today (Tuesday 4 September) […]

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