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First UK-wide study of brain complications in patients with COVID-19

First UK-wide study of brain complications in patients with COVID-19

Researchers from the University of Southampton are amongst a UK team of scientists to conduct the first nationwide surveillance study of the neurological complications of COVID-19.
A study of 153 patients treated in UK hospitals during the acute phase of the COVID-19 pandemic describes a range of neurological and psychiatric complications that may be linked to the disease, including stroke and an altered mental state such as brain inflammation, psychosis and dementia-like symptoms.

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New funding for study into Alzheimer’s disease

New funding for study into Alzheimer’s disease

Scientists at the University of Southampton have received nearly £100,000 from Alzheimer’s Research UK to investigate how fluid and toxic waste (amyloid) is removed from the brain.
Fluid and toxic waste is often removed from the brain through the walls of the brain’s arteries, a process called Intramural Periarterial Drainage (IPAD). However, when IPAD fails the fluid and toxic waste remains in the brain deposition of Aβ in these channels.

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SET squared partnership

SET squared partnership

SETsquared is a unique enterprise partnership and a dynamic collaboration between the five leading research-led UK universities of Bath, Bristol, Exeter, Southampton and Surrey. Twice ranked as the Global No. 1 Business Incubator, they provide a wide range of highly acclaimed support programmes to help turn ideas into thriving businesses.
Whatever stage you’re at – whether you’re a student, academic researcher, start-up tech founder or running an innovative SME – there programmes are tailored to support your venture throughout its lifecycle.

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David Hague Early Career Investigator of the Year Award

David Hague Early Career Investigator of the Year Award

The David Hague Early Career Investigator of the Year Award, worth £25,000 in research expenses with a £1,500 personal prize, is presented each year by Alzheimer’s Research UK to the most outstanding early career researcher in the field of biomedical dementia research. The Award is judged by an external panel of prominent international researchers, who look for excellence in scientific research, a significant contribution to the field and quality of scientific writing in an essay.

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£9 million awarded for applied health research

£9 million awarded for applied health research

Nine million pounds has been awarded for applied health research across Hampshire, Dorset, Isle of Wight and South Wiltshire as part of the Wessex ARC (Applied Research Collaboration). Southampton researchers Prof Helen Roberts, Prof Jackie Bridges and Dr Chris Kipps will lead the Ageing and Dementia theme, one of four within the ARC. The Wessex ARC will have a national role co-ordinating research in Ageing and Dementia across all the NIHR ARCs.

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