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Posted on 08 May

Dementia researchers to share findings with public in Salford

Scientists in Salford and Manchester are inviting the public to a free event on Wednesday 23 May to hear more about current progress in dementia research. There will be interactive exhibits from researchers and local support organisations, lab tours and performances followed by a panel discussion with scientists and doctors at the forefront of research […]

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Posted on 08 May

Dementia researchers invite public to talks by leading experts

Scientists in Nottingham are inviting the public to a free event on Thursday 24 May to hear more about current progress in dementia research. There will be talks by leading professionals in the field including an opportunity for questions and discussion. The free event is organised by members of the Alzheimer’s Research UK Midlands Network […]

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Posted on 07 May

New drug compound targeting Alzheimer’s protein identified by UK researchers

Acta Neuropathologica Communications: A new TAO kinase inhibitor reduces tau phosphorylation at sites associated with neurodegeneration in human tauopathies Researchers in London have identified a promising approach for tackling the hallmark Alzheimer’s disease protein, tau. The findings of the research, which was funded by Alzheimer’s Research UK, are published today (Monday 7 May) in the […]

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Posted on 01 May

Medical charities collaborate to ensure research results are shared

23 members of the Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC) are working in collaboration to develop and launch a joint publication platform, AMRC Open Research.  By removing traditional barriers and delays to publication, the new platform will help the charities maximise the value of the donations they receive by making it possible for every output […]

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Posted on 30 Apr

Anxiety in midlife linked to dementia risk

BMJ Open: Support for midlife anxiety diagnosis as an independent risk factor for dementia: a systematic review Scientists in the UK have found an association between anxiety in midlife and risk of developing dementia up to ten years later. The findings are published in the scientific journal the BMJ Open. Dr Sara Imarisio, Head of […]

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Posted on 26 Apr

Long-term use of certain drugs linked to dementia risk increase

BMJ: Anticholinergic drugs and risk of dementia: case- control study UK researchers have found a link between the long-term use of certain anticholinergic drugs and an increased risk of dementia. The findings are published in the British Medical Journal. The researchers looked at drugs which have an ‘anticholinergic’ action – meaning they block the action […]

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Posted on 10 Apr

Head Injury link to dementia risk

The Lancet Psychiatry: Risk of dementia increased in people with traumatic brain injury Researchers from Denmark and the U.S. have found a link between hospital admissions for brain injury and an increased risk of dementia. The findings are published today in the Lancet Psychiatry. Dr Carol Routledge, Director of Research at Alzheimer’s Research UK, said: […]

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Posted on 10 Apr

Sleep deprivation link to Alzheimer’s protein

PNAS: β-Amyloid accumulation in the human brain after one night of sleep deprivation Researchers in the US have found a link between a single night of sleep deprivation and increased levels of amyloid protein in brain regions implicated in Alzheimer’s disease. The study, published today in the journal PNAS, adds to existing evidence pointing to […]

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Posted on 29 Mar

Leading health charities team up to fund research into hearing loss and dementia

Action on Hearing Loss has teamed up with Alzheimer’s Research UK to co-fund research that will increase our understanding of the common biological mechanisms underlying hearing loss and dementia. The two charities are looking to fund two projects for up to three years to the tune of £160,000 each. They will support projects that will […]

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Posted on 27 Mar

Brain stimulation improves memory in epileptic patients

Researchers in the US have developed a new technology which electrically stimulates the firing of nerve cells in the brain of people with epilepsy, finding it improves their short and long-term memory. The findings are reported today in the Journal of Neural Engineering Dr David Reynold’s, Chief Scientific Officer at Alzheimer’s Research UK, said: “People […]

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