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Dizzy spells experienced in middle age when standing up have been linked to an increased risk of dementia. The brief drop in blood pressure that causes the dizziness may result in lasting damage to the brain, scientists believe. A study found that the effect, known as orthostatic hypotension, upped the…
Researchers from the University of Edinburgh hoping to develop new treatments for autism have received a £20 million funding boost from a US philanthropic foundation. The Simons Foundation has pledged the investment for studies into the biological mechanisms that underpin changes in brain development associated with autism. Autism spectrum disorders…
People who suffer autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis (MS) may have an elevated risk of developing dementia, a new study suggests. Researchers have linked autoimmune disease to an increased risk of going on to suffer dementia. There are more than 80 different types of autoimmune disease, from multiple sclerosis…
Experiencing severe deprivation and neglect in childhood can have a lasting psychological impact into early adulthood, according to a unique study conducted at the University of Southampton, which has followed the mental health of a group of children adopted from Romanian institutions to UK families in the 1990s. Published in…
Charity BRACE has provided funding to University of Plymouth scientists for a pilot study which could find a new drug treatment for dementia Scientists from Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry (PUPSMD) have received funding of more than £58,500 from BRACE, a charity which supports research into Alzheimer’s…
Sleeping for more than nine hours a night could be an early warning sign of Alzheimer's, new research suggests. Scientists believe an inability to get out of bed may be a symptom rather than a cause of the brain changes that lead to dementia. For this reason, simply reducing the…
Attending a nursery with highly qualified staff or an outstanding Ofsted rating has a limited benefit for children’s educational achievement, according to new research by lead authors at the University of Surrey. A report published today reveals that a child’s educational achievement at the end of their reception year is…
More than two million children in India could benefit from new research into a new low-cost ways to detect autism risk. A group of researchers, led by Professor Bhismadev Chakrabarti at the University of Reading, have been awarded a £585,000 grant from the Medical Research Council UK to develop low…