Oxford University – Department of Psychiatry Podcast series

Ακούστε την συνέντευξη του Καθηγητή Ψυχιατρικής του Πανεπιστημίου της Οξφόρδης Klaus Ebmeier, σχετικά με την άνοια, την νόσο του Alzheimer, έρευνα και πόσο συχνές είναι οι αποτυχίες στην ζωή ενός ερευνητή.


Σχετικά με τον Καθηγητή Klaus Ebmeier από την ιστοσελίδα του Πανεπιστημίου της Οξφόρδης.

We have selected a large group of 800 volunteers, who have been followed up over most of their adult lives (in fact for 30 years) and examine them in detail for age-related changes of mood and memory function. By also scanning these volunteers with a cutting edge magnetic resonance imaging protocol that allows us to analyse brain structure, the quality of white matter connections and the networks active in the brain, we hope to discover the mechanisms that link experience and life style in mid-life with illness developing in advancing age. Even more important, we hope to identify the factors that allow us to compensate for risk and to maintain our brain function into high age.

In a new study called “Healthy Minds from 0-100 years: Optimising the use of European brain imaging cohorts,” funded as part of EU Horizon 2020, we intend to integrate 11 longitudinal mostly population-based cohort studies investigating cognitive and mental health across the life-span (n=18 500). Many subjects (n=6000) underwent MRI examinations (40 000 exams) in addition to clinical cognitive and mental health data and genetic sampling. We plan to link those databases to national databases (registries), biobanks and data from other large studies

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