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Let's Talk About Health: The first 1000 days. How stressful events before a...
Wed 18 January 2017, 17:30 – 18:45 GMT
“Let's Talk About Health” is all about advancing our knowledge of health and what goes wrong in disease. Join us to hear about new research in our University that is increasing our understanding of diseases and providing new advances in treatment. Guests will be able to talk to our young scientists about their research, and S4 and S5 pupils will have an opportunity to tour our labs before the talks. We look forward to seeing you there!
Professor Karen Chapman
University/BHF Centre for Cardiovascular Science
Did you know that your development whilst in the womb can shape your health in the future? We now know that environmental factors such as stress and the consequent release of stress hormones can cause changes in the developing baby. These can have long lasting consequences, predisposing an individual to health problems in later life such as high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, as well as depression, schizophrenia and memory problems. Join us to hear about how stress causes this health risk to the developing baby, and our research into why these unwanted effects may occur.
Professor Rebecca Reynolds, and Professor Megan Holmes, Centre for Cardiovascular Science, The University of Edinburgh
Doors open 4.30pm with teas and coffees available.
Refreshments available after event.
Photography & filming
This event may be photographed and/or recorded for promotional or recruitment materials for the University or University approved third parties.
For any further information contact the organiser, Karen Chapman firstname.lastname@example.org