Category research

‘Defending the brain’: one year on

This time last year, Josie Dixon wrote an article in Oxford Today about dementia, for which she interviewed OxDARE’s coordinator, Clare Mackay.  The Prime Minister’s Challenge on Dementia (which initially prompted the formation of OxDARE) led to a huge influx of government funding in 2014, providing the means to improve existing biomedical research infrastructure and […]

How to get involved in research

“Volunteers, both with and without dementia, who take part in research studies or clinical trials play an essential role in helping scientists and doctors to understand dementia and test potential new treatments.” (Alzheimer’s Research UK)   Our Friends of OxDARE scheme is open to anyone who is interested in ageing and dementia research. But we […]

‘Ask a Scientist’

Thanks to everyone who visited our information stand at the Inside the Brain event at the Museum of the History of Science. As promised, here are some responses to questions that were posted in our ‘Ask a Scientist’ box over the weekend: An introduction to the Cognitive Health in Ageing (CHA) research group One of […]

UK dementia and stroke research ‘remains underfunded’

Research into the treatment and prevention of dementia and stroke remains underfunded when compared to the economic and personal impact these conditions have. – Alastair Gray Read more

The changing face of research

The stereotype of a scientist spending long solitary hours in the laboratory is a far cry from the group-based and collaborative world of research today. Over the years science has moved from predominantly individual research projects to increasingly complex networks of collaborations both within and beyond scientists’ home institutions. This is partly due to the […]