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A study led by Professor James Boardman (Director of the Jennifer Brown Research Laboratory at the University of Edinburgh) has shown that premature babies show better brain development when fed breast milk rather than formula.
Professor Ian Deary and colleagues (Centre for Cognitive Ageing and Cognitive Epidemiology/ Psychology) have followed up more than 65,000 people who took part in The Scottish Mental Survey in 1947 at the age of 11, to examine the association between intelligence measured in childhood and leading causes of death in men and women over the life course.
Professor James Boardman (MRC Centre for Reproductive Health) and Dr Sue Fletcher-Watson (Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences) have published a study that suggests children who grow up in disadvantaged backgrounds are three time more likely to develop difficulties with language than those from more affluent areas. Failure to address the social factors that lead to this difference means children might not fully develop the language skills that are critical for emotional development, wellbeing and educational and employment opportunities.
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Professor Joanna Wardlaw (Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences) is currently featured in the Royal College of Physicians 'Women in medicine: a celebration' exhibition. This is an exhibition of specially commissioned photographic portraits honouring contemporary and historical women in medicine.