Wednesday, 3 September 2014

New research network for dementia

New research network for dementia

By Plymouth Herald  |  Posted: September 03, 2014
Research scientists who will be part of the new Alzheimer's Research UK South West Research Network
Research scientists who will be part of the new Alzheimer's Research UK South West Research Network
                DEMENTIA researchers in Plymouth and Exeter have been brought together in a new venture to defeat the disease by a national charity.


Alzheimer's Research UK has announced new investment in a 'research network' across the country – including a brand new centre in the South West – bringing together Plymouth University and the University of Exeter. The universities will receive a much-needed boost in investment, benefiting from £50,000 over two years, with continued support pledged for the future.


Dr Oleg Anichtchik, researcher at Plymouth University and coordinator of the South West Research Network Centre, said: "I speak on behalf of the research community in the South West when I say how happy we are to have been named as an Alzheimer's Research UK Network Centre. Researchers in the area are focussing on so many different topics.


"We also have strong connections with clinicians working with dementia patients and will aim to strengthen these through the work of the network."


Dr Eric Karran, director of research at Alzheimer's Research UK, said: "We will not find a cure for dementia by working in isolation.


"Investment in our research network is essential to bring scientists together to share ideas and resources.


"Supporting grass-roots research is crucial to lay strong foundations for larger studies and we are pleased to be able to invest in people and ideas that could provide the breakthrough moments we are all desperate for."




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