A major study investigating links with dementia is being led by Professor Joanna Wardlaw and colleagues at the University of Edinburgh, in collaboration with 9 UK universities. The £1.2 million project aims to improve how doctors identify and treat dementia that occurs following a stroke.
Professor Joanna Wardlaw (Professor of Applied Neuroimaging and Honorary Consultant Neuroradiologist, University of Edinburgh) has been honoured with the Presidential Award, at the European Stroke Conference, 16-18 May 2017, in Prague. This is fantastic international recognition of Professor Wardlaw's contribution to stroke research - congratulations!
Congratulations to Dr Mario Parra Rodriguez (former University of Edinburgh PhD student & associate member of Centre for Cognitive Ageing and Cognitive Epidemiology (CCACE)) who received the runner up award in the category “Outstanding early career contribution to dementia research” from Alzheimer’s Society. Well done Mario!
Professor Brian Walker, Professor Jonathan Seckl and Dr. Scott Webster (all Centre for Cardiovascular Sciences) have developed a drug, Xanamem, that has just entered Phase II clinical trials and been administered to the first patient by Actinogen Medical in Australia.
Dr. Steven Pollard (MRC Centre for Regenerative Medicine) and colleagues have found two key molecules that drive the growth of an aggressive type of adult brain cancer.
Dr Christos Gkogkas and colleagues in the Patrick Wild Centre have found that a commonly used diabetes drug, Metformin, could help people with a common inherited form of autism (fragile X syndrome).
Professor Giles Hardingham (Centre for Integrative Physiology and Associate Director for the new UK Dementia Research Institute at University of Edinburgh) and colleagues have published a study that uncovers how neurones influence astocyte function.
PhD student Ellie Pickett (Centre for Cogntiive & Neural Systems) has won the Fondation Plan Alzheimer Award for the best flash talk at the 1st Euro Tau meeting in Lille (France) at the end of April. Ellie initially presented a poster which was then chosen for a talk that was chosen for the award. Well done Elli!
Congratulations to Professor Charles ffrench-Constant (MRC Centre for Regenerative Medicine) and Professor David Fitzpatrick (MRC Human Genetics Unit) have been elected as Fellows of the Academy of Medical Sciences.
Joshua Dacre, postdoctoral researcher in the Centre for Integrative Physiology, was recently awarded joint first prize for his poster presentation in the graduate student category at the BNA2017 Festival of Neuroscience in Birmingham - congratulations Joshua!