Professor Malcolm Macleod (Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences) and Jeffrey Mogil (McGill University, Montreal) propose a new approach to animal studies, in order to address the concern over the reliability and reproducibility of such studies.
Dr Susan Shenkin (Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences, Geriatric Medicine, and Centre for Cognitive Ageing & Cognitive Epidemiology) who has been named as clinical lead for Ageing for NHS Research Scotland.
Our 2016 Christmas Lecture by Professor Richard Morris (Professor of Neuroscience, Centre for Cognitive & Neural Systems, and 2016 Brain Prize Winner) on 'Memory: why it matters and how it works' is now available to view on our Edinburgh Neuroscience YouTube channel. Please feel free to share with family and friends!
Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal recently opened one of two new Edinburgh Imaging facilities at the Queen's Medical Research Institute (QMRI) and the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh (RIE).
The 5th Neuroscience to Neurology National Undergraduate Conference welcomed almost 100 students from across the UK on Saturday for a day of talks and hands-on workshops.
Prof Andrew McIntosh (Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences - Psychiatry) and colleagues have published a Nature paper using UK Biobank data to examine whether polygenic risk factors are related to structrual changes in the brain with major psychiatric illnesses such as schizophrenia or depression.
Dr. Gordon Aikman, Motor Neurone Disease (MND) campaigner and fundraiser, has passed away at 31 years old. Mr Aikman was born in Kirkcaldy and studied Business at the University of Edinburgh. Aged 29 Gordon was diagnosed with MND and shortly after set up the 'Gordon's Fightback' campaign, which transformed patient care and raised over £500,000 for MND research.
Prof Andrew McIntosh (Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences - Psychiatry), Prof David Porteous (Institute for Genetics & Molecular Medicine) and Prof Ian Deary (Centre for Cognitive Ageing & Cognitive Epidemiology), in collaboration with groups from across the world, have found that a gene (called TOX2) is associated with a diagnosis of depression.
The image on the cover of the January 2017 Open Biology issue is credited to Ross Jones, PhD student in the Gillingwater lab at the University of Edinburgh (Centre for Integrative Physiology). The image is of a labelled neuromuscular junction from the forelimb of a mouse.
Prof. Barbara Webb (Informatics) and colleagues have studied a colony of desert ants in Seville to see how the insects navigate when transporting different-sized pieces of food.