This month we are talking about our new patient engagement service for the life sciences industry. Dr William van’t Hoff explains how the service is helping to balance the ‘ask’ of research with the burden of disease.
A new project to create an online support network for people with young onset and rare dementias is one of four research projects funded as part of a £15 million research initiative by the NIHR and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) to improve the lives of people living with dementia.
NIHR researchers have identified that optimism, self-esteem and physical health - along with a number of other factors - are important factors for enabling people with dementia and their carers to live as well as possible.
Researchers have completed a clinical trial on multiple sclerosis (MS) in which 3 different drugs were tested at the same time instead of 1 by 1 by 1 – a world first in progressive neurological disease research.
The first clinical trial of a completely novel and unprecedented approach to modifying the progression of Alzheimer’s disease has opened at the NIHR University College London Hospitals (UCLH) Clinical Research Facility.
Steve and Maggie have been married for nearly 50 years and were looking forward to an active retirement. But after several years of showing early signs of Dementia, Maggie was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s when they moved to Romford, 2 years ago.