Tag Archives: International Research

Early Signs of a Historic Breakthrough in the Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease? (BBC News / Nature)

Summary Early results, based on small numbers of patients in a Phase I trial, indicate unprecedented progress in the development of a pharmacological treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease. The drug Aducanumab appears to combat (and reverse) the build-up of amyloid protein … Continue reading

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New Drugs for Dementia (POST Note PN 535)

Summary The Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST) has produced a briefing outlining some of the challenges in developing new drugs for dementia, explained in the context of ongoing UK and international research programmes. There is an extensive bibliography, … Continue reading

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Developments in Dementia Research: From the Horses’ Mouths (NHS England / NIHR)

Summary Professor Alistair Burns (NHS England’s National Clinical Director for Dementia and Older Peoples’ Mental Health), and Professor Martin Rossor (NIHR National Director for Dementia Research), discuss current issues and new approaches in dementia research, touching briefly upon some of … Continue reading

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Google’s “Moonshot Project” on Tackling Ageing (Financial Times / Reuters / BBC News / ICO / Health and Technology / HTN)

Summary Arthur Levinson, formerly of Genentech, has left Roche to avoid any potential conflict of interest in his role as chief executive of Google’s Calico start-up company. Calico recently agreed a $1.5bn alliance with AbbVie, a rival of Roche, to develop treatments for … Continue reading

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French Alzheimer Plan (2008-2012): Quick Evaluation (Lancet / JAD / ADI)

Summary A short Lancet article assesses the impact of the French Alzheimer Plan (2008-2012). Government funding and coordination was provided by the Ministry of Health, the Alzheimer Foundation Plan and the French National Research Agency. A bibliometric analysis, summarised in … Continue reading

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Department of Health Met US Congressional Delegation About Dementia Challenge (Department of Health / Dementia Challenge)

Summary A Congressional Delegation from the United States visited the Department of Health on March 17th 2014, focusing on dementia. The aim was to develop further ways in which US and UK policymakers and healthcare leaders might work together on meeting the challenges of dementia and … Continue reading

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Chief Medical Officer Appoints Professor Rossor as NIHR National Director for Dementia Research (UCL / NIHR)

Summary Dame Sally Davies, the Chief Medical Officer, has appointed Professor Martin Rossor of the UCL Institute of Neurology as the new NIHR National Director for Dementia Research. The plan is to facilitate and support the Department of Health’s research commitments … Continue reading

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UK Research Funding: Announcements Ahead of G8 Dementia Summit (BBC News)

Summary The UK aims to double funding for dementia research by 2025 David Cameron has announced. The current research funding target for 2015 is £66m; this will rise to £132m (adjusted for inflation) by 2025. The Medical Research Council (MRC) plans to commit £50m to … 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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