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Government pledges £300m for dementia research

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Leonard Wolfson Experimental Neurology Centre (LWENC)

UCL Institute of Neurology welcomes the Prime Minister’s announcement of a new five-year strategy focused on boosting research, care and awareness of dementia.

First major exhibition to explore BSE and its impact opens at Hayward Gallery

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Hayward gallery display

One of the major themes of the new exhibition, History Is Now: 7 Artists Take On Britain, is the BSE crisis.

This section of the exhibition was curated by Turner Prize nominee Roger Hiorns, assisted by the MRC Prion Unit at UCL.

UCL awarded £10m to develop new dementia treatments

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Alzheimer’s Research UK today announced a £30m Drug Discovery Alliance, launching three flagship Drug Discovery Institutes at UCL, the University of Cambridge and the University of Oxford. The Drug Discovery Institutes will see 90 new research scientists employed in state-of-the-art facilities to fast-track the development of new treatments for Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.

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