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Effect of nicotine therapy on child development 29 September 2014

A trial looking at the effects of smoking when pregnant on infant developmental outcomes found the children of women who used nicotine patches during pregnancy were less likely to have behaviour and development problems by age two. 

BRC Cardiometabolic funding call 29 September 2014

The BRC Cardiometabolic Programme is inviting applications for funding of up to £200,000.

Statins increase diabetes risk, study finds 24 September 2014

A BRC-supported study has found patients taking statins following a stroke or heart disease have a small increase in the risk of developing new-onset type 2 diabetes and gaining an excess of half a pound in weight.

Gene variant that dramatically reduces ‘bad’ lipids 23 September 2014

Scientists have identified a rare genetic variant that dramatically reduces levels of triglycerides in the blood and so is associated with a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease.

Brain stimulation to improve cognition in dementia 18 September 2014

The first patient has been recruited into a ground breaking interventional study using Deep Brain Stimulation to improve cognitive deficits in patients with a form of dementia called Dementia with Lewy Bodies (DLB).

£1.3m award for research into cardio protection 16 September 2014

BRC researchers have been awarded £1.3m to develop novel cardioprotective strategies.

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