Alzheimer's Research UK

Alzheimer's Research UK is the United Kingdom's leading dementia research charity, founded in 1992 as the Alzheimer's Research Trust. In February 2011 Alzheimer's Research Trust renamed as the Alzheimer's Research UK. It is dedicated to funding scientific studies to find ways to treat, cure or prevent Alzheimer's disease, vascular dementia, Lewy Body disease and fronto-temporal dementia. Alzheimer's Research UK currently funds 127 research projects across the UK and has committed nearly £40million to dementia research. Alzheimer's Research UK is a member of the Association of Medical Research Charities. Alzheimer's Research UK does not receive any government funding and instead relies on donations from individuals, companies and charitable trusts, money raised by individuals and gifts left in people's Wills to fund dementia research. The charity was founded by four members of the public as a result of their deep concerns at the lack of funding for Alzheimer's research. In 1998, the Trust awarded its first first major grant of £500,000 to a team led by distinguished scientist Dr Michel Goedert in Cambridge.

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Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Phase III aducanumab trials for Alzheimer's disease stopped early

Pharmaceutical companies Biogen and Eisai today (Thursday 21 March) announced they are to discontinue two phase III trials of the Alzheimer's drug aducanumab. The ENGAGE and EMERGE trials were designed to evaluate the efficacy ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Family history linked to increased Alzheimer's risk

Researchers in Utah have found that people who have relatives who died of Alzheimer's are more likely to develop the disease. The findings are published today (Wednesday 13 March) in the scientific journal, Neurology.

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Study finds no link between midlife diet and dementia risk

Researchers in France studying UK civil servants have suggested that people with a healthier midlife diet are as likely to develop dementia 20 years later. The findings are published today (Tuesday 12 March) in the scientific ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Changes in the eye connected to a decline in memory

Researchers in the US have found that changes in the blood vessels of the eye are associated with a greater decline in people's memory and language skills over a 20-year period. Their findings are published today in the scientific ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Genetic technique reverses Alzheimer's processes in mice

Researchers in the US have used genetic techniques to slow the progression of Alzheimer's in mice that show features of the disease. The study, which centered around a protein called BACE1, was reported today in the Journal ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Arthritis drugs linked to lower Alzheimer's risk

Scientists from the University of Southampton have teamed up with researchers from the University of Oxford to look at whether existing drugs for arthritis have any effect on a person's risk of developing dementia. By looking ...

Neuroscience

Brain stimulation improves word recall in severe epilepsy

Researchers have found that electrically stimulating regions of the brain can improve the ability of people's memory. Their findings were reported in the scientific publication Nature Communications.

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Faults in the blood-brain barrier implicated in dementia

California based researchers have found that damage to cells known as pericytes, which surround small blood vessels in the brain, may trigger a chain of events that results in brain degeneration. The findings are published ...

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