Insight into East London uni research
13 October 2011
In a research update from the Chronic Illness Research Team at the University of East London, Elizabeth Attree says:
“At the moment we are continuing our studies into the cognitive function in people with both ME/CFS and Epilepsy. Our research team carry out assessments using the Cambridge Neuropsychological Test Automated Battery (CANTAB). Participants are visited either in their homes or in the University – whichever they prefer.
“We are looking at the way in which the illnesses, and illness-related factors such as fatigue, affect ‘executive function’ which includes working memory and attention.
“These studies will continue until August. We are hoping that these studies – and related ones – will enable us to carry out a much larger study with Dr Amolak Bansal, in 2012. We are applying for two substantial grants in order to carry out our research. These grants are very competitive and it will be fantastic if we were to be awarded one!”
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