Dementia Research Institute rolls out plans for “life-changing discoveries”
26.04.17 The new Dementia Research Institute (DRI), based at University College London (UCL), has announced details of a £55 million research programme spread across six leading universities. Five new DRI centres joining UCL in the research programme have been named as Cambridge, Cardiff and Edinburgh Universities, Imperial College London and King’s College London. It is hoped that the DRI will revive the search for new dementia drugs following a series of recent setbacks and eventually it will have 400 researchers working to achieve the goal. The Medical Research Council said the six centres offered state-of-the-art research and imaging facilities which would be used to expand on the traditional views of neurodegenerative disease in the complex environment of the brain, taking into account interactions with wider physiological processes in the human body that may influence the risk of developing dementia and its rate of progression.