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STEM Awareness day at Loughborough office

November 14th, 2014
by Lee

Photo of colleagues participating in the STEM Awareness DayOn Wednesday 12th November Loughborough’s Community Action Council held a STEM (Science Technology Engineering & Mathematics) Awareness Day.

The purpose of the event was to encourage employees to become STEM Ambassadors, Judith Payne STEM Manager in Leicestershire was on hand to provide information about becoming an Ambassador and explain how we could get more involved. Read the rest of this entry »

Anxiety can damage brain

November 13th, 2014
by Tania

brain imagerySuffering from anxiety can significantly increase the risk of someone who has mild cognitive impairment (MCI) developing Alzheimer's disease.

This is according to a new study published in the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. Read the rest of this entry »

24 new autism genes identified

November 4th, 2014
by Tania

Genetic research in the labNew research has expanded the number of genes linked to the development of autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

The study, led by the Autism Sequencing Consortium (ASC), identified 33 genes that can be associated with the social disorder, previously there were just nine. Read the rest of this entry »

New mechanism highlights flu vaccine impact on heart disease

October 30th, 2014
by Tania

A team has discovered the molecular mechanism that allows flu vaccines to protect against heart disease, reducing the risk of a heart attack.

Published in the Vaccine journal, the study opens up a new opportunity to harness this ability and prevent cardiac disease – the leading cause of death globally – directly, according to the authors. Read the rest of this entry »

New treatment resolves airway complication

October 29th, 2014
by Tania

A six-year-old boy has become the first patient to have his plastic bronchitis treated with new lymphatic imaging tools and catheterisation techniques.

The case study, published in the journal Pediatrics, describes an innovative, minimally invasive procedure to manage the potentially life-threatening disease. Read the rest of this entry »