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Chemistry of Health

Tributes paid to Professor Sir Chris Dobson

Heartfelt tributes are being paid to our distinguished colleague Professor Sir Christopher Dobson - a pioneering researcher in the field of neurodegenerative diseases - who died on 8 September 2019, aged 69.

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Artwork 'Matter in Grey' illustrates progression of Alzheimer's

The artwork created by artist Jacob van der Beugel for the façade of the building illustrates the progression of Alzheimer's.

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£18 million to help fight Alzheimer's

Wren Therapeutics, based in the Chemistry of Health Incubator, has received significant funding to help it develop its unique approach to investigating protein misfolding diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.

£18 million to help fight Alzheimer's

Researchers identify a tau homeostasis signature that underlies Alzheimer’s disease

Researchers have long known that Alzheimer’s is characterized by abnormal clusters of rogue misfolded proteins. A healthy brain has a “quality control system” that effectively keeps them at bay. But problems start when this system goes wrong. 

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Scientists reveal plan to target the cause of Alzheimer’s disease

In a breakthrough, researchers have developed a new way to target the toxic particles that destroy healthy brain cells in Alzheimer’s disease.

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Chemistry of Health building 'offers hope'

"Our scientists, and this building, offer hope," said Vice-Chancellor Stephen J Toope as he officially opened the Chemistry of Health building in September 2018.

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Moving into our new Chemistry of Health building

June 2018: researchers have started moving into the Chemistry of Health building, a brand new facility promoting the translation of fundamental research into clinical and commercial applications.

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See our building turn from drawing into reality

This time-lapse video captures the Chemistry of Health building's construction from initial dig to final polish - in just three minutes!

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