@GraceGregory_ tweeted, "It's official... I am jumping out of a plane to raise money for Alzheimer's Research UK! https://justgiving.com/fundraising/gracegregory As a Research Assistant at the ARUK Oxford Drug Discovery Institute, I see exactly how vital fundraising is used in developing new drugs for Alzheimer's Disease. That's why I am taking part in the ARUK skydive as part of Alzheimer's Awareness Month on the 26th September 2021. My goal is £400. If you would like to support Alzheimer's Research UK and help me reach my target, please go to my ARUK JustGiving page." (link above)
Good luck Grace!
The John Black Senior Research Fellowship aims to build on the strengths of the University's Central Nervous System (CNS) research programmes and world leading research into the discovery and translation of novel therapeutic approaches for neurodegenerative diseases, with a particular focus on Parkinson's disease. As a principal investigator, Dr Milosevic will provide strategic and academic leadership, pioneering studies and development of ...
On Friday, 5th July, Alzheimer’s Research UK President, the Rt Hon David Cameron, visited the Oxford Drug Discovery Institute. This was a great opportunity for Mr Cameron to meet the ODDI team and hear first-hand about their drug discovery research. A number of senior representatives from the University of Oxford also came along to discuss the wider neuroscience agenda in Oxford. Mr Cameron really enjoyed the visit and went away feeling ...
This week saw the University of Oxford’s Old Road Campus play host to the Mighty Quiz and raffle, in support of Alzheimer’s Research UK. Quizzers from various groups and posts came together to battle it out for the title of Mightiest Quizzers, and to raise money for dementia research and awareness. Once teams had tackled the first task – choosing an award-winning name – they went head to head, answering general knowledge questions on a variety ...
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FORMA Therapeutics and the University of Oxford Announce Multi-Year Collaboration to Advance the Development of Deubiquitinating Enzyme (DUB) Inhibitors for the Treatment of Neurodegenerative Diseases
Oxford, U.K. and Watertown, Massachusetts, USA – May 9th, 2018 – FORMA Therapeutics and the University of Oxford announced today they have entered into a collaboration and license agreement to identify, validate and develop deubiquitinating enzyme (DUB) inhibitors for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases..
Researchers in London have identified a promising approach for tackling the hallmark Alzheimer’s disease protein, tau. The findings of the research, which was funded by Alzheimer’s Research UK, are published today (Monday 7 May) in the scientific publication Acta Neuropathologica Communications.
The research team are now working with experts from the Alzheimer’s Research UK Oxford Drug Discovery Institute to further assess the potential of targeting TAOKs to treat diseases like Alzheimer’s, and to develop this work towards something that could help people with dementia.
Alzheimer’s Research UK Oxford Drug Discovery Institute has teamed up with the University of Manchester and the Phenomics Discovery Initiative to identify small molecule inhibitors of NLRP3 inflammasome.
Oxford Drug Discovery Institute Chemist Stephen Wren will be running the London Marathon April 2019, in support of Alzheimer’s Research UK! Please click the link above to support him.
BMC On Health: Simon Lovestone discusses the failures of animal models in Alzheimer's research, and how new work on induced pluripotent stem cells, published in Alzheimer's Research & Therapy, could point the way to solving these.
A review led by Professor Simon Lovestone, theme lead at the NIHR Oxford Health Biomedical Research Centre, has found the first unambiguous signs of Alzheimer’s disease in a wild animal.
“It is very rare to find signs of full-blown Alzheimer’s Disease in non-human brains,” said Professor Lovestone, who is a researcher within the Oxford University Department of Psychiatry and is the Informatics / Digital Health theme lead at the NIHR Oxford Health BRC. “This is the first time anyone has found such clear evidence of the protein plaques and tangles associated with Alzheimer’s Disease in the brain of a wild animal.”
On Friday 29 September hundreds of researchers took to Oxford’s streets, gardens, museums and libraries to take part in the Curiosity Carnival, an event which celebrated and debated the way that research affects all our lives. Part of European Researcher’s Night, it was one of hundreds of events taking place across Europe. John Davis, CSO of Alzheimer’s Research UK Oxford Drug Discovery Institute, went along to talk about our research.
Last week was Dementia Awareness week, and here at Alzheimer’s Research UK Oxford Drug Discovery Institute we collaborated with the Oxford Health NHS Trust to put together a stall for a local science fair, organised by Living Well Oxford.
Scientists and organisations came together to offer practical advice and information on ageing and dementia, as well as a chance to understand the science behind getting older. Researchers from the Oxford Drug Discovery Institute and Oxford Health NHS Trust discussed their research and spoke to people about dementia, all facilitated through hands-on activities.
Dr Francesca Nicholls works in Oxford University's Alzheimer's Research UK Drug Discovery Institute. She uses cellular models to test potential drugs to fight dementia. Filmed by Educational Media Services, University of Oxford, at the Alzheimer's Research UK Oxford Drug Discovery Institute.
Do you want to know more about dementia? This Dementia Awareness Day (25th March 2017), members of the Alzheimer’s Research UK Oxford Drug Discovery Institute will be speaking at a Public Open Day at the John Radcliffe Hospital. The event is aimed at any members of the public with an interest in Dementia. We will have talks on current Dementia research in the region, a Q&A session, information stands, and interactive exhibits where you can find out more about services and support available in the area. Come and meet the team and hear about our research!
A medicinal chemist from Aylesbury will be pulling on his running shoes to raise hundreds of pounds for Alzheimer’s Research UK. Dr Stephen Wren, 45, who is taking on the Surrey Half Marathon on March 12, started running when he turned 40 and has been doing marathons ever since. Stephen is a dementia researcher at the Alzheimer’s Research UK Oxford Drug Discovery Institute at the University of Oxford.