Study confirms the early role of protein tau in the development of Alzheimer’s disease in a mouse model

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The Centre for Dementia Prevention Basic Science domain studies the early development of neurodegenerative disease. In a new publication Eleanor Pickett (pictured below) and colleagues looked at a protein called tau and the role of tau tangles in the very earliest stages of Alzheimer’s disease development on a mouse model. The authors highlight the importance … Continue reading Study confirms the early role of protein tau in the development of Alzheimer’s disease in a mouse model »

Evaluating the role of education in protecting against cognitive decline and memory changes: a cross European study

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As research and clinical trials into Alzheimer’s disease continue to move towards focusing on a preclinical and an outwardly healthy population, a new international study evaluates the role of education in later life memory performance. One of the senior academics in the Centre for Dementia Prevention and a Senior Lecturer in Statistics Dr Graciela Muniz-Terrera … Continue reading Evaluating the role of education in protecting against cognitive decline and memory changes: a cross European study »

Ethical issues around the language used to talk about Alzheimer’s disease

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With an increasing global effort and collaboration in developing new treatments and a better understanding of Alzheimer’s disease, it is pertinent to link the progress made in research to how communication around Alzheimer’s disease has evolved alongside the science. As the Centre for Dementia Prevention prepares to open new clinical trials reaching an even greater … Continue reading Ethical issues around the language used to talk about Alzheimer’s disease »

A heartfelt thanks and holiday wishes from our centre

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With Christmas and holiday season right before us, we are sending all our trial participants, colleagues, collaborators and friends a huge thanks for making 2016 a great year and hope you have a fantastic end of the year. It has been an exciting year for dementia research, from the Alzheimer’s Association conference in Toronto where … Continue reading A heartfelt thanks and holiday wishes from our centre »

Tara Spires-Jones: the brain is complicated but funding research will bring progress

EDINBURGH, UK - 25th November 2015:  A cross-discipline research centre established to understand and tackle risk factors associated with dementia has been set up by the University of Edinburgh.  The Centre for Dementia Prevention will bring together specialists from the fields of medicine, basic science and the social sciences to help identify risk factors linked to the disease and deliver potential treatments to halt its progression.  Pictured CDP launches at Edinburgh's College of Art.   (Photograph: MAVERICK PHOTO AGENCY)

In 2015, 48 million people were living with Alzheimer’s disease worldwide. Currently, there is no effective treatment or cure for the disease – eagerly anticipated results from a recent drug study by Ely Lilly unfortunately showed another drug did not work. Dr Tara Spires-Jones from the Basic Science domain in the Centre for Dementia Prevention … Continue reading Tara Spires-Jones: the brain is complicated but funding research will bring progress »

Vacancy: Full Time Study Doctor

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The Centre for Dementia Prevention is looking to recruit a full time Study Doctor (AMN2). This is an exciting opportunity to support the set-up and delivery of a large commercially sponsored observational cohort study called CHARIOT-PRO. CHARIOT-PRO seeks to identify, recruit and longitudinally assess healthy volunteers at risk for Alzheimer’s Dementia. The post-holder will be required to support … Continue reading Vacancy: Full Time Study Doctor »

Tying together the toxic proteins in Alzheimer’s Disease

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This week the Basic Science domain in the Centre for Dementia Prevention was involved with an important new publication looking into two key proteins that are involved with the development of dementia. In this new paper, the Spires-Jones lab asked the question of whether Amyloid Beta and Tau are working together to cause the build up of toxic … Continue reading Tying together the toxic proteins in Alzheimer’s Disease »

Our Centre’s Commitment to Sustainability

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The Clinical Domain in the Centre for Dementia Prevention has recently moved into a new purpose built clinical trials unit at Edinburgh BioQuarter – while the staff are focused on delivering clinical trials, we are also conscious of our own working environment. As such, we are pursuing an award for Office Sustainability in our new building and are committed to … Continue reading Our Centre’s Commitment to Sustainability »