Better together: How a multidisciplinary team is seeking new ways to tackle cognitive problems in MS patients

neurons in a patient's brain

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic disease affecting the brain and spinal cord. Symptoms vary between patients, and can range from fatigue and muscle stiffness to problems with vision and walking. Cognitive problems are relatively common among MS patients, affecting 40-60% of sufferers. These problems, which can include memory loss and difficulty multitasking, can have a significant impact on a person’s […]

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Patient and Public Involvement: A vital part of healthcare research

A PPI focus group

Patient and Public Involvement, or PPI, is an essential part of modern healthcare research. Patients are the only ones who truly understand what it is like to live with their condition and can therefore offer a uniquely valuable contribution to research. At the University of Nottingham, Professor Roshan das Nair and his colleagues have established a successful PPI group for […]

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Taking inspiration from nature for a new generation of quiet aerofoils

A research article about reducing noise generated by aerofoils

Constant exposure to noise is an increasing problem in developed countries, with impacts not only on industry but also our health. Key culprits often accused of creating noise include airports and wind farms. Professor Phil Joseph from University of Southampton is heading up a team of scientists focused on reducing noise pollution through the development of new aerofoil design. The […]

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