Healthy Minds from 0-100 years
Through new funding from the EU Horizon 2020 framework of the Lifebrain project, CBU scientists Rik Henson, Rogier Kievit and Susan Gathercole will be able to integrate two Cambridge cohorts spanning childhood through to older age with 10 other European cohorts. The result will be a unique multinational resource of approximately 18,500 individuals that will allow investigation of cognitive and mental health across the lifespan. The Cambridge CamCAN cohort consists of 700 adults spanning seven decades (www.cam-can.org) and the Cambridge CALM cohort consists of 450 children with problems of attention, learning, and memory (http://calm.mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk/). The cohorts include clinical, cognitive, genetic and brain imaging data. The project provides an important example of the benefits of European funding and collaboration (for more information see LifeBrain website: http://www.lifebrain.uio.no/).