Professor Ian Deary and Dr David Hill (both centre for Cognitive Ageing & Cognitive Epidemiology) and colleagues from University of Southampton and Harvard have identified over 500 genes linked to intelligence in the largest study of its kind.
Doctors caring for severe stroke patients need to take account of their psychological needs and help prepare families for the possibility that they may not recover, a study involving Prof Gillian Mean (Geriatric Medicine, and Centre for Clincial Brain Sciences) suggests.
Edinburgh Neuroscientists Dr Dorothy Tse and Dr Antonis Asiminas (both Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences) helped organise the first ever Scottish Brain Bee, which was held at the University of Edinburgh on 24 February.
Dr Christos Gkogkas and colleagues (Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences, and Patrick Wild Centre) have published a study that may shed light on why a certain category of antidepressant drugs stop working in some people.
Dr Alan Carson (Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences and Neuropsychiatrist, NHS Lothian) has contributed to the development of the ‘Scottish Sports Concussion’ guidelines.
Yifei Yang, Prof. David Price and Dr. Tom Pratt (all Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences, University of Edinburgh) have co-authored a new publication in 'Science' with David Price's former PhD student, Dr. Da Mi, now at Kings College London with Oscar Marin.
Congratulations to four outstanding Edinburgh Neursocience researchers on being elected to the Royal Society of Edinburgh this week. This prestigious organisation, founded in 1783, is unusual amongst National Academies for its multi-disciplinary approach of appointing leading professionals from within the arts, business and public sector as well as within academia.
A major fund has been established to support pioneering research into mental health and early death in people with epilepsy. The Juliet Bergqvist Memorial Fund has been made possible by a generous gift from a family affected by epilepsy and suicide. Researchers at the University of Edinburgh are using anonymised health data to link a diagnosis of epilepsy to diagnoses for mental health conditions and causes of death.
Professor Tom GIllingwater and Dr Ewout Groen (both Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences), in collaboration with Professor Kevin Talbot (Oxford), have published a major overview of the recent exciting developments in therapy development for SMA in Nature Reviews Neurology, titled: "Advances in therapy for spinal muscular atrophy: promises and challenges".
Professor Richard Morris (Professor of Neuroscience, Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences, and 2016 Brain Prize Winner) gave a TEDx talk in Madrid at the end of 2017 titled 'The Making and Keeping of Memory'. At this event, he talks from his his vast experience researching the brain and its mechanisms, sharing important insights on how do we build up memories and why we should only worry about forgetting when it affects the most important parts of our life.