New £816 million investment in health research

October 12, 2016

Source: Department of Health

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Date of publication: September 2016

Publication type: News item

In a nutshell: “Research into mental health, dementia and antimicrobial resistance among the projects funded by £816 million investment in NHS research.”

Length of publication: 1 webpage

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Approved drugs are to be studied for use in Alzheimer’s disease

October 12, 2016

Source: BMJ

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Date of publication: September 2016

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: “Many drugs that have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration could be repurposed or used off label to treat Alzheimer’s disease, according to reports from the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation conference in New Jersey.
The foundation is supporting 18 approved drugs in repurposing trials. This brings the total number of approved drugs that were being studied for use in treating Alzheimer’s disease in repurposing trials to at least 127, the foundation said.”

Length of publication: 1 page

Some important notes: This article is available in full text to all NHS Staff using Athens, for more information about accessing full text follow this link to find your local NHS Library


UK bids to become world-leader in dementia research with call for global collaboration

October 24, 2012

Source: Department of Health

Follow this link to read the news story: UK bids to become world-leader in dementia research with call for global collaboration

Date of publication: 10th October 2012

Publication type: Website news story

In a nutshell:  “The UK wants to be a world leader in dementia research, but only by international collaboration can we tackle the global challenge of this condition. “By bringing the industry together to discuss how the UK’s unique research resources can make a difference, we are taking bold steps towards boosting dementia research. “With up to 115 million people worldwide due to be affected by dementia by 2050, including a possible 1.7 million in the UK, this is truly a global problem that requires governments to take action.”

Length of publication: 2 pages


Defeating Dementia: Building capacity to capitalise on the UK’s research strengths

August 1, 2012

Source: Alzheimer’s Research UK website

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Date of publication: 2012

Publication type: Report

In a nutshell: The Defeating Dementia report outlines 14 recommendations to the Government and all research funders to help boost capacity and create a research environment better suited to the challenge posed by dementia.  Numbers of people living with dementia are spiralling towards one million as the population ages, costing the economy over £23billion. With the limited treatments available only alleviating some symptoms, pressure remains on research to deliver new drugs, preventions and improved diagnosis.

Length of publication: 40 pages