Tag Archives: International Organisations

A Further Set-Back for Progress in Dementia Drug Development? (BBC News)

Summary Drug company Pfizer is to cease activity in its neuroscience drug discovery programmes, which will impact on ongoing research into drugs for Alzheimer’s Disease and Parkinson’s Disease. Paradoxically the company does promise plans to create a new fund dedicated … Continue reading

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European Medicines Agency Consultation on Pharmacological Treatments for Dementia (EMA)

Summary The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has released an updated draft guideline on medicines for the treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease and other types of dementia, for consultative feedback. Full Text Link Reference Consultation on revised guideline on medicines to treat … Continue reading

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Big Data Portal for Alzheimer’s Dementia Drug Discovery (NIH / Synapse AMP-AD)

Summary The National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the USA has opened a public-private partnership online resource to facilitate neurodegenerative research and drug development. The launch of the Alzheimer’s Big Data Portal provides an open-source “public knowledge portal” for the … Continue reading

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UK-Based Drug Discovery Alliance (BBC News / Alzheimer’s Research UK)

Summary Alzheimer’s Research UK has announced the launch of the Drug Discovery Alliance, a £30 million network of research centres working collaboratively on research to discover potential cures, or at least disease modifying treatments, for Alzheimer’s Disease and other forms … Continue reading

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Global Clinical Trials Fund: GCTF (Alzheimer’s Research UK)

Summary Alzheimer’s Research UK has launched the Global Clinical Trials Fund (GCTF) to help finance trials which aim to translate discoveries in the lab into clinical treatments for the 830,000 people living with dementia in the UK. The GCTF aims … Continue reading

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Human Brain Project (HBP): New Paradigm or New Confusion? (BBC News)

Summary Senior neuroscientists have released an open letter to the EC which is critical about the European Human Brain Project (HBP). Critics assert that this project, aimed at attempting to simulate the human brain, has drifted off-course. They are demanding … Continue reading

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G8 Dementia Summit Programme (Dementia Challenge / Department of Health)

Summary The programme for the G8 Dementia Summit, to be held on December 11th 2013 in London, has been published. Read more: Programme for G8 Dementia Summit published. The Dementia Challenge. Full Text Link Reference G8 Dementia Summit Programme. (Provisional Summit Programme: 11 … Continue reading

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Follow the G8 Dementia Summit Live on December 11th 2013 (Dementia Challenge / Department of Health)

Summary It will be possible to watch live coverage of the G8 Dementia Summit on December 11th 2013 via the Dementia Challenge website. There will be live video streams of the main sessions and a blog giving an ongoing commentary. The G8 Dementia Summit aims to: … Continue reading

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Global Impact of Dementia 2013-2050: Briefing for Heads of Government (BBC News / ADI)

Summary Alzheimers Disease International (ADI) has used models to predict that the number of people living with dementia worldwide could treble by 2050. 44 million people are estimated to be living with the disease currently, but the figure could increase to 135 million … Continue reading

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G8 Dementia Summit: a Message to International Leaders (Alzheimer’s Society / Alzheimer’s Research UK / Alzheimer’s Disease International)

Summary The Alzheimer’s Society and other international charities have written a letter to the Secretary of State for Health in advance of the G8 Dementia Summit on December 11th 2013 in London. The letter calls for a collaborative global action plan on dementia research; … Continue reading

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