New research published in the scientific journal, Environmental Research, links air pollution to brain changes associated with diseases like Alzheimer’s. What our expert said: Dr Susan Kohlhaas, Director of Research from Alzheimer’s Research UK, said: “Air pollution is linked to many adverse health conditions and a growing body of evidence suggests this includes our risk…
£1m funding boost announced in partnership with Alzheimer’s Research UK Today (13 July) Sir Jackie Stewart’s Race Against Dementia charity, in partnership with Alzheimer’s Research UK, has announced a second call for pioneering dementia research projects worth £1m. Early career researchers are now being invited to apply for the prestigious Race Against Dementia Research Fellowship.…
Dr Tammaryn Lashley’s team at University College London are expanding their work to find out if different forms of frontotemporal dementia can have different effects on astrocytes, a key cell type in the brain.
Researchers at Imperial College London are investigating how fragments of TDP-43 can trigger the creation of toxic protein clumps in the brain.
Researchers at University College London are studying how different chemical tags on DNA switch genes on or off in FTD.
Researchers at King’s College London are investigating new mechanisms of nerve cell death and the role this might play in frontotemporal dementia
Dementia is thought to affect around 850,000 people in the UK. Most people associate the condition with Alzheimer’s disease, the most common cause of dementia. But there are other diseases that can cause the symptoms of dementia – including frontotemporal dementia (FTD).
How proteins go wrong in frontotemporal dementia remains a key aim for dementia researchers.
Race Against Dementia Dyson Fellow, Dr Claire Durrant is investigating the role of tau during diseases that cause dementia, like Alzheimer’s.