UK drives international research on dementia

UK drives international research on dementiaVia Department of Health

As part of the Prime Minister’s Challenge on Dementia, the government recently held an event to showcase the UK’s research facilities and explore how to drive forward international research on dementia.

Delegates learned how the UK’s research facilities are:

  • exploring the fundamental biological processes underlying dementia
  • translating these into the clinical setting, and
  • developing potential new therapies.

Representatives from more than 150 of the sector’s top researchers, foundations, charities and biotech companies attended the event, including the Wellcome Trust, Medical Research Council, Alzheimer’s Research UK, Alzheimer’s Society, Lilly, Janssen, GE and AstraZeneca.

Care and Support Minister Norman Lamb, said:

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.

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