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Professor Andy Randall comments to the media on Alzheimer’s disease research

24 February 2012

Professor Andy Randall and Dr Jon Brown from the University’s School of Pharmacology and Physiology have become the only UK-based academic members of a major European Union-funded consortium dedicated to accelerating the next generation of Alzheimer’s disease research and drug discovery.

Professor Andy Randall and Dr Jon Brown from the University’s School of Pharmacology and Physiology have become the only UK-based academic members of a major European Union-funded consortium dedicated to accelerating the next generation of Alzheimer’s disease research and drug discovery.

In an interview with the Bristol Evening Post, Prof Randall said “the plan is to come up with studies that can take about three to six months to predict whether it is worth pursuing a line of research. He added " that the hope was that with academic researchers working together with the pharmaceutical companies who develop drugs there was a better chance of drugs being developed to combat Alzheimer's."

Professor Randall, whose research focuses on the electric signals in the brain, has been interviewed by the Bristol Evening Post, Science Business, Euranet (European Radio) and BBC Radio Bristol [1.46 minute into the programme].

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