Commonly prescribed medication linked to stroke
Medication routinely prescribed for common complaints including allergies, heart disease and Parkinson's has been linked to an increased risk of stroke according to new research from the University of Aberdeen.
Changes in diet may improve life expectancy in Parkinson's patients
New research from the University of Aberdeen shows that weight loss in people with Parkinson's disease leads to decreased life expectancy, increased risk of dementia and more dependency on care.
First-ever patients scanned by new generation MRI scanner
A team at the University of Aberdeen has scanned the first group of patients using a ground-breaking 'Fast Field Cycling' MRI scanner. The patients had all suffered strokes and agreed to be the first in the world to be scanned by the new machine.
Sir Tony Robinson in unique collaboration to raise vital funds for cancer and dementia research
Actor and presenter Sir Tony Robinson has joined forces with renowned composer Professor Paul Mealor to create a Christmas concert that will raise funds for cancer and dementia research at the University of Aberdeen.
New trial of remote support for ambulances could enhance Highland emergency care
The University of Aberdeen, NHS Highland and the Scottish Ambulance Service are testing new technology which enables paramedics to send high-quality video and ultrasound images ahead of a patient's arrival at hospital.
Scotland's first audit of older people's services launched
The University of Aberdeen is to lead the first audit of specialist geriatric medicine services for older people in Scotland in collaboration with Health Improvement Scotland and the British Geriatrics Society.
Drug 'melts away' fat inside arteries
A new drug being trialled for treating breast cancer and diabetes has been shown to 'melt away' the fat inside arteries that can cause heart attacks and strokes.
Silk could be used to repair damaged spinal cords
Modified silk from Asian wild silkworms could be used in a strategy to repair damaged spinal cords, according to scientists from the universities of Aberdeen and Oxford.
Smoking during pregnancy linked to childhood obesity
Children born to mothers who smoked during pregnancy are more likely to be overweight or obese than if the mother did not according to research from the University of Aberdeen.
Award winning Scottish research could pave the way for 'low-emission cattle'
A Scottish study that potentially paves the way for the breeding of low-emission livestock has won an internationally respected research prize.
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