WHAT'S HAPPENING IN MY REGION?

Selected region : south_east
Date: : 26th Jun 2019

Current Studies:

The CELO Study: The effect of Cold Exposure in Lean and Obese Humans

Location: Lothian

The CELO (Cold Exposure in Lean and Obese Subjects) study are looking for male and female volunteers aged between 18 and 40 years of age who are not taking any regular medications to assist with their research. This study is testing how brown fat (a special type of fat in our body which generates heat) activation is controlled. Participation will involve attending the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh on two occasions (the first for 40 minutes and the second for 5 hours). Volunteers will be compensated for their time.

If you would like to find out more about this study then please click here.

 

The Scottish Epilepsy Study

Location: Lothian

Research doctors are conducting a study in people with epilepsy. The reason they are doing this is because some people with epilepsy have accidents and complications of their condition. The research doctors want to see if by changing the way that services are delivered to people with epilepsy, or the way their condition is treated, it may be possible to help people with epilepsy and also raise national awareness of the importance of epilepsy in Scotland. Your experiences are extremely valuable to them.

This study is an observational study that does not involve any trips to the hospital or taking any treatments. 

If you would like to find out more about this study please call 01382 383431/383235 or email studies@registerforshare.org.

 

The EPAD Study: European Prevention of Alzheimer's Dementia Longitudial Cohort Study. University of Edinburgh.

Location: Lothain (Edinburgh Royal Infirmary)

Changes in the brain may precede symptoms of Alzheimer's dementia by many years, if not decades. Such changes suggest that a very early Alzheimer's disease process has started well before people start developing the typical symptoms of Alzheimer's dementia like memory loss. If this is the case, then it may be possible to identify Alzheimer's disease at a very early stage, and prevent or delay the disease from developing into dementia.

The EPAD project is a large international study that is looking to understand the different factors involved in developing Alzheimer's dementia, and also help develop new treatments that are hoped to prevent the disease. This is an observational study that will take place over three years with willing participants who have an interest in being involved in a study about Alzheimer's disease.

To read more about this study then please click here.