Tag Archives: Medical Research Council (MRC)

Targeting Brain Inflammation May Help Protect Against Alzheimer’s Disease? (BBC News / MRC / NHS Choices / Brain)

Summary Animal research at the University of Southampton, funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC) and Alzheimer’s Research UK indicates that blocking a receptor (CSF1R), which is responsible for regulating the production of new immune cells (microglia) in the brain, … Continue reading

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CoEN “Pathfinder” Funding for Neurodegenerative Disease Research Announced (MRC)

Summary The Centres of Excellence in Neurodegenerative Disease (CoEN) initiative has awarded £3.6 million to 11 international “Pathfinder” innovation projects. These projects aim to identify and validate new potential drugs and develop innovative therapeutic approaches for the dementia, and other conditions such … Continue reading

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National Dementia Research Institute (DRI) Announced (MRC)

Summary The national Dementia Research Institute (DRI) will be led by the Medical Research Council (MRC). The DRI is expected to receive up to £150 million in funding and be operational by 2020. It aims to link research across leading … Continue reading

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Altered Humour Predicts Behavioural Variant Frontotemporal Dementia? (BBC News / MRC / JAD / Cortex)

Summary Researchers at University College London are interested in whether sense of humour changes might help predict frontotemporal dementia (FTD). Their latest paper suggests that changes in sense of humour can be an early sign of this type of dementia, … Continue reading

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Dementia Drug Effective in Helping Avoid Transitions into Care Homes (MRC / BBC News / Lancet Neurology)

Summary Analysis of data from the DOMINO-AD Trial indicates that the drug Donepezil may be effective in avoiding care home admissions in more advanced cases of Alzheimer’s Disease. Discontinuation of donepezil appears to be associated with an increased risk of … Continue reading

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Funding Initiative (JPco-fuND) for International Dementia Research (MRC)

Summary The EU Joint Programme for Neurodegenerative Disease Research (JPND) has announced €35 million (£25.7 million) funding for research into neurodegenerative diseases. Nine of the 21 research projects involved will benefit UK research teams; these will receive MRC funds through … Continue reading

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