Tag Archives: Medical Research Council (UK)

Growing Sense of Wellbeing Into the Seventh Decade of Life (BBC News / MRC)

Summary A long-running Medical Research Council cohort study survey, which has followed the health and wellbeing of 1,700 people since their birth, indicates that feelings of wellbeing of those in their 60s actually increased as they approached the age of … 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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Medical Research Council: Some Success Stories (MRC)

Summary The Medical Research Council (MRC) has released a collection of summaries about UK research achievements across a number of fields. In the area of research into dementia and other neurodegenerative diseases, MRC research is reported to have influenced the … Continue reading

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UK Biobank: Ambitious Imaging Data Collection (BBC News / European Psychiatry)

Summary Around 100,000 of the 500,000 adults aged 40-69 and currently enrolled in UK Biobank are to be invited to take part in detailed imaging of their brain, heart and other major organs. This will be the world’s biggest scanning … Continue reading

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UK Biobank Epidemiological Study Into Dementia Risk Factors (BBC News / Medical Research Council)

Summary A large-scale study, funded by the Medical Research Council, is to investigate the risk factors which contribute to the possibility of developing dementia. A third of a million adults in the UK, all of whom participated earlier in the … Continue reading

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Giant Steps: Re-Tracing the Development of a Promising Research Approach

Summary Following the announcement earlier this week of a probable (if still early-stage) historic breakthrough in finding a potential approach to preventing neurodegeneration across Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Huntington’s Diseases, readers may be interested in viewing the publication history of research … Continue reading

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