Does loud music cause hearing loss?

The Medical Research Council in the UK, working with the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR), have launched a mass participation study to see if listening to loud music is contributing to the increase...

Better memory and thinking seen in over 85s despite high cholesterol

US scientists have found that high levels of cholesterol in people over the age of 85 is linked with a reduced decline in memory and thinking ability. The findings are published in the scientific...

Government announces £300 million for landmark ageing society grand challenge

10 million Brits alive today can expect to reach 100 and funding will ensure the UK leads the world in healthy ageing • The funding will support better diagnosis for UK patients through AI and new...

Collaboration targetsdegeneration in MS

University of Edinburghscientists are setto workwith leading biotechnologybusiness Genzyme, a Sanoficompany,to carry out drugdiscovery research that couldreduce neuron damage inthe brain. The collaboration – brokered by Edinburgh BioQuarter’s Business Development team - will focus on...

Government nutritional review findings echo dementia risk messaging

Alzheimer’s Research UK is backing the findings of a Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) review on diet and its impact on cognitive impairment and dementia. The committee has published a report that finds there...

£4 million immune system grant means 50 years of research for Sir Philip Cohen

Professor Sir Philip Cohen, one of the UK’s most respected scientists, has been awarded new research grants that will mean his work at the University of Dundee has been funded continuously for 50 years. Sir...

A lifetime of regular exercise slows down ageing, study finds

Researchers at the University of Birmingham and King’s College London have found that staying active keeps the body young and healthy. The researchers set out to assess the health of older adults who had exercised...

Learning more about the human GPS

The human brain may have its own GPS system, according to new research funded by the Wellcome Trust. The study found that one part of the brain calculates the straight line to a destination but...

Top dementia researchers awarded prestigious Brain Prize

Pioneering dementia researchers Professors John Hardy, Bart De Strooper, Christian Haass and Michel Goedert have been awarded the prestigious 2018 Brain Prize. The award honours outstanding contribution to neuroscience and recognises their innovative work...

Memories can be decoded from brain waves during sleep, say researchers

Bursts of brain activity known as sleep spindles can play a vital role in strengthening new memories after learning, researchers have found. In a study carried out by the Universities of Birmingham and York published...

Research funding is agreed

A total of £112 million has been agreed to support clinical research and trials. The money is being given to 23 NHS organisations and will pay for specialist research nurses and technical staff, as well...

Funding announced for drug development

Cambridge-based Bicycle Therapeutics has secured an equity financing of £20 ($32M) million which will allow for the clinical development of therapeutic bicycle drug candidates in oncology. The funding will allow the company to press ahead...

STEM Sussex, helping you engage with the workforce of tomorrow

At the end of June, almost 10,000 students from across the South East will gather at the South of England Showground for one of the biggest and most important events of the academic year. Now...

Aspirin could reduce cancer risk

Research has shown that a regular dose of aspirin reduces the long-term risk of cancer in this who are overweight. The findings came out of an international study of people with a family history of...

Earth holds the key to detecting life beyond our solar system

New research in to how Earth’s atmosphere evolved over time could hold the key to detecting life on exoplanets, according to scientists from the University of St Andrews and Cornell University. The new study, published...

Patients lives to be greatly improved by technology revolutions in healthcare

Winners announced to receive funding that could revolutionise healthcare The projects include developing artificial intelligence for bed availability in hospitals, 3D printing to create tablets and smart phone applications to improve the treatment...