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