Hugh congratulations to PhD student Owen Gwydion James (Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences) on winning first prize, earlier this week in Birmingham, to become the UK Three Minute Thesis Champion for 2018.
Professor Sharon Abrahams (Psychology and Euan MAcDoanld Centre for MND Research) has found thatfour out of five people with motor neuron disease are likely to experience changes in their brain function, as well as impaired movement.
Congratulations to PhD students Nathanael O’Neill (Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences) and Christina Brown (Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences) on being awarded 2nd and 3rd prize for their ‘Data Blitz’ talks at the Scottish Neuroscience Group meeting on Friday.
Prof Gareth Leng (Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences) has written a book 'The Heart of the Brain: The Hypothalamus and Its Hormones’. Published by MIT Press, this book explores how the hypothalamus, although a small structure, influences our behavior, our abilty to love, and more....
New research involving Professor Rustam Al-Shahi Salman (Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences) has found that those who suffer a stroke caused by bleeding in the brain could be helped by four simple checks of their brain scans which could help to spot people at risk of further bleeding.
A team of researchers led by Professor Seth Grant (Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences) have created the first synaptome map of the whole mouse brain which includes more than a billion synapses! This complex series of images is the first to illustrate how these vital connections are organised and could impact on our fundamental understanding of the brain.
A new study led by Dr Mitsuhiko Ota (School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences) has found that infants exposed to higher numbers of baby talk words are quicker to grasp language. The research (published in Cognitive Science) assessed 9 month old children and found that those heard words such as 'bunny' or 'choo-choo' more frequently are faster at picking up new words between 9 and 21 months of age.
Jamie Milne is a strength and conditioning coach in Australia. In the late 1990s Jamie’s Grandmother Mary passed away after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s disease, and so in 2009 Jamie started the ultra-endurance charitable awareness campaign ‘Many Miles for Mary’ (MMFM), to raise awareness of dementia and funds for Alzheimer’s research.
A new study led by Professor Anna Williams (MRC Centre for Regenerative Medicine) and published in Science Translational Medicine has uncovered a potential approach to treat one of the most common causes of dementia and stroke in older people – small vessel disease (SVD).
A dementia ward at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital has been given a makeover as part of a project funded by a University of Edinburgh Innovation Initiative Grant that explores how colour can improve the daily experience of patients, visitors and staff. This collaboration between Edinburgh College of Art and ArtLink, staff at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital, and patients' relatives has helped to create a calmer environment according to hospital staff.