Professor Bart De Strooper has been appointed as the Director of the UK Dementia Research Institute (UK DRI). Prof. De Strooper currently leads the Laboratory for the Research of Neurodegenerative Diseases at the University of Leuven and is scientific director at VIB, Belgium.
Director announced to lead UK Dementia Research Institute in London. London: Medical Research Council (MRC), December 14th 2016.
“Recent advances in genetics, diagnostics and imaging have advanced our understanding of what causes dementia. However, with significant knowledge gaps still in place, there are currently no treatments available that can stop or slow down the progressive condition”.
Related newspaper commentary:
McKie, R. (2016). How Britain plans to lead the global science race to treat dementia. [Online]: The Guardian [Newspaper], December 18th 2016.
US Viewpoint on the Dementia Research Agenda
Possibly of related interest, in an international dementia research context:
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Traynor, BJ. [and] Rademakers, R. (2016). Dementia research: a roadmap for the next decade. JAMA Neurology. December 12th 2016. [Epub ahead of print].