Alzheimer’s Research UK has funded over £66.4 million of pioneering research into Alzheimer’s disease.
Through the research we fund into the causes of Alzheimer’s, our scientists are building a detailed picture of what happens in the brain in the disease. This is essential for improving diagnosis and developing new treatments to stop it.
We believe that only research can bring about life-changing treatments, and ultimately, a cure for Alzheimer’s. Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, we continue to support scientists who will take us one step closer to a breakthrough.
What is Alzheimer's disease?
Find out more about the symptoms and causes of Alzheimer's disease, and the treatments currently available.
What role does the tau protein play in dementia?
Race Against Dementia Dyson Fellow, Dr Claire Durrant is investigating the role of tau during diseases that cause dementia, like Alzheimer’s.
What role does the clusterin protein play in increasing Alzheimer’s risk?
Genetic differences in the clusterin gene have been linked to an increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease, this project will try to find the reason for this effect.
What causes tau tangles in Alzheimer’s disease?
Researcher at King’s College London investigates enzymes called PSK kinases which are thought to contribute to the build up of toxic tau proteins in Alzheimer’s disease.
Using stem cells to understand risk factors for Alzheimer’s
Oxford researchers want to find out how one of the biggest Alzheimer’s risk genes influences the brain.
Using stem cells to target tau
Researchers from UCL are revealing crucial insights into why the protein ‘tau’ behaves unusually in diseases like Alzheimer’s and FTD.
This information was updated in May 2018 and is due for review in May 2020. It does not replace any advice that doctors, pharmacists or nurses may give you. Please contact us if you would like a version with references.
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