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Professors win grant to study dementia
Professor of molecular medicine, Darek Gorecki and Professor Roxana Carare of the University of Southampton, have been awarded £200,000 from The Stroke Association to investigate vascular dementia, the second most common type of dementia, after Alzheimer's disease, affecting about 150,000 people in the UK.
Professor Gorecki, of the University of Portsmouth's School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences will work with Professor Carare and colleagues from Southampton over three years to examine why in vascular dementia, fluid fails to to drain from the brain's white matter.
Dentists share research in US April 13:
For the first time, specialist dental health professionals from the University of Portsmouth have attended the world's largest dental research network to share their research. Professor Chris Louca, Director and Head of School and Dr Kristina Wanyonyi, Research Lead, at the University, attended the International Association for Dental Research Conference in California, presenting five pieces of research to their international peers.
Specialist dentistry recognised April 13:
A dentist at the University of Portsmouth's Dental Academy, Latha Davda, has been accepted on the General Dental Council's Oral Surgery specialist list. Only dentists with appropriate training or experience can enter a specialist list and being accepted is regarded as a significant achievement which relatively few dentists achieve.