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Professor Seth Grant (Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences) and colleagues have published findings suggesting the existence of a genetic programme that controls the way our brain changes throughout life.
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.
Dr Susan Shenkin (Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences, Geriatric Medicine, and Centre for Cognitive Ageing & Cognitive Epidemiology) who has been named as clinical lead for Ageing for NHS Research Scotland.
Professor Brian Walker, Professor Jonathan Seckl and Dr. Scott Webster (all Centre for Cardiovascular Sciences) have developed a drug, Xanamem, that has just entered Phase II clinical trials and been administered to the first patient by Actinogen Medical in Australia.
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Research carried out by Dr Simon Cox and colleagues at the Centre for Cognitive Ageing and Cognit
More than 400 people in their 80s and 90s were reunited at a Lothian Birth Cohort (LBC) event on 04 June 2017. This reunion celebrated 70 years, to the day, since the LBC1936 participants first sat the Moray House Test as part of the Scottish Mental Survey 1947. The participants of the Lothian Birth Cohorts met with Professor Ian Deary (Centre for Cognitive Ageing and Cognitive Epidemiology) and colleagues behind the project to mark their achievements on the understanding of the ageing brain.
The Centre for Cognitive Ageing & Cognitive Epidmiology have found that people in their 40s and 50s who were more engaged with hobbies scored better on memory and thinking tests as they approached 80.
Congratulations to Professor Gillian Mead (Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences and Geriatric Medicine), who is part of a new £3 million NIHR award to develop and evaluate strategies to reduce sedentary behaviour after a stroke.
Research led by Paul Hoffman (School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences) has found t