A new study led by Dr Stuart Ritchie (School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences) has shown that an extra year of schooling can noticeably increase a person’s IQ. This study provides the strongest evidence yet that education raises intelligence test scores as the researchers found that an extra year of schooling leads to a small but noticeable rise in intelligence scores.
Professor Joanna Wardlaw (Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences) is leading a new research trial funded by the British Heart Foundation focusing on whether existing drugs could be used to prevent cognitive decline and dementia after stroke.
A newly developed model of cooling’s impact on the scalp has shown that the process – routinely used to limit head injury – can prompt a beneficial drop in temperature deep in the brain.
Our Art-Neuroscience monthly group, FUSION, contributed to the Creative Reactions exhibition at the Tent Gallery, Edinburgh College of Art, on Saturday as part of the Pint of Science events.
Huge congratulations to Professor Rustam Al-Shahi Salman, Professor Colin Smith, Dr Emily Sena and Dr Grant Mair (all Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences) who each received an award at the Stroke Association Annual Awards Ceremony on the 2nd of May!
Professor Joanna Wardlaw (Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences) and Dr David Dickie (Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences, University of Glasgow) have developed and published a new approach for quantifying brain injury from cerebral small vessel disease and brain atrophy into a single measure - the ‘brain health index’.
Congratulations to Dr David Howard, Professor Andrew McIntosh (both Centre for Clincial Brain Sciences) and colleagues, who have identified nearly 80 genes that may be involved in depression.
Professor Sir Ian Wilmut (The Roslin Institute), lead scientist in the project that created Dolly the Sheep, has announced, on World Parkinson's Disease Day, that he is backing a major new Parkinsons's disease research programme between Dundee and Edinburgh after being diagnosed with the condition.
Dr Paul Brennan (Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences) and Dr Gordon Murray (Usher Institute) have been co-leading a study exploring how to improve brain trauma assessment using the Glasgow Coma Scale, first developed in 1974, and improve patient care.