Dr. Thomas Becker (Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences) and colleagues investigating Parkinson’s have found that zebrafish are able to use specialised brain stem cells to replace lost or destroyed dopamine-producing nerve cells, a process which appears to involve activation of the immune system.
Gashirai Mbizvo, a junior doctor and Clinical Research Fellow at the Muir Maxwell Epilepsy Centre, Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences, was invited to present his PhD research at the Scottish Parliament recently. Gash’s PhD is on the Scottish Epilepsy Deaths Study (SEDS) and he presented at the Epilepsy Consortium Scotland, the Cross Party Group meeting held at Scottish Parliament, Holyrood, on 28 March.
Prof Tara Spires-Jones has recently launched a new Neuroscience journal called Brain Communications. It will publish high-quality preclinical and clinical studies related to diseases of the nervous system or maintaining brain health and aims to be a force for good in the translational neuroscience field by facilitating a high standard of rigour and transparency and promoting career development of neuroscientists.
Our Brain Awareness Week activities for 2019 brought together art and neuroscience in a wide range of events - find out more!
Dr Tom Russ, Prof Ian Deary, Prof John Starr and colleagues (Alzheimer’s Scotland Dementia Research Centre, and Centre for Cognitive Ageing & Cognitive Epidemiology) have published a large longitudinal study which has found a link between quality of drinking water with dementia risk.
Congratulations to Dr Mike Daniels (a Postdoc in the Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences and UK Dementia Research Institute at Edinburgh) on been awarded the SULSA Early Career Prize for Understanding and Treating Disease in the Development and Regulation theme.
Dr Tilo Kunath (MRC Centre for Regenerative Medicine) has worked with colleagues at the University of Manchester and Joy Milne, someone who can smell Parkinson’s, to identify molecules on the skin that change in people with the condition.
Congratulations to Dr Emily Sena (CAMARADES, Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences) and her co-authors at University of Bern on being 'Highly Commended' runners-up for the prestigious NC3R’s International Prize 2018.
Our Neuroresearchers Fund has received a welcome boost thanks to the generosity of two former Neuroscience Honours students (Hanna and Patrick Hillan) who married last year and asked their guests, in lieu of wedding gifts, to donate to the Neuroresearchers Fund.
The Centre for Cadiovascular Sciences has recently been awarded £3M from the British Heart Foundation to continue the BHF Centre of Research Excellence at Edinburgh (REA3).