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Willingness to get involved in medical research at ‘all time high’

Almost 1 in 3 (29%) of adults say they are more likely to consider getting involved in medical research because of the COVID-19 pandemic, new polling has revealed today.   The news comes ahead of World Alzheimer’s Day (21 September) as the charity Alzheimer’s Research UK calls on the public to register their interest in…

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Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF) Investment Boosts Search for Digital Biomarkers for Early Alzheimer’s

ADDF’s Diagnostic Accelerator funds UK-led EDoN initiative to transform early detection The Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF), a U.S.- based venture philanthropy, has announced up to $2 million of funding for a collaborative research initiative led by UK charity Alzheimer’s Research UK that aims to develop a digital Toolkit of apps and wearables to detect…

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First digital data collected in global Alzheimer’s wearable project

The development of a wearable to detect early Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases years before symptoms show has taken a step closer to reality today, as UK charity Alzheimer’s Research UK announces a partnership with Boston University that will see the first digital data flowing into its global Early Detection of Neurodegenerative diseases (EDoN) initiative.…

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Could your smartwatch hold clues to early Alzheimer’s disease?

More than a quarter of Brits say they own and use a wearable device – whether it’s counting our steps, helping us monitor how much water we’re drinking or telling us (inevitably) that we need more hours of quality sleep. But what if some of that data could help scientists identify who was in the…

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Alzheimer’s Research UK partners with global leaders including Bill Gates to revolutionise detection of neurodegenerative diseases

Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity, has partnered with global leaders, including Bill Gates, to advance the charity’s Early Detection of Neurodegenerative diseases (EDoN) initiative. The global initiative, which aims to develop a digital device to radically improve the detection of diseases that cause dementia, aims to secure at least £67million over…

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Dementia charity spearheads global initiative to use wearables to revolutionise disease detection

The UK’s leading dementia research charity Alzheimer’s Research UK has today (11 February) launched a global initiative to revolutionise the early detection of neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s. The project will harness and analyse a wealth of digital data to develop signatures of disease – or “fingerprints” – that can be then detected using wearable technologies,…