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.
Prof Margaret Frame and Prof Valarie Brunton (both Centre Research UK Edinburgh Centre, Institute for Genetics & Molecular Medicine) have been awarded a £2.4 million Cancer Research UK Programme Award to understand more about brain tumours and how to target them with drugs – focusing on the most common type of brain tumour, called glioblastoma.
Prof Andrew McIntosh (Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences - Psychiatry and Centre for Cognitive Ageing & Cognitive Epidemiology) has been awarded a prestigious Medical Research Council Data Pathfinder Award to create secure facilities for health data research, which will form a vital resource for Scottish researchers working to understand mental health conditions such as depression.
Prof Marie Fallon and Prof Lesley Colvin (both Institute for Genetics & Molecular Medicine) and colleagues at the Palliative and Supportive Care Group have developed the Edinburgh Pain Assessment and management Tool (EPAT) – a pen and paper chart which medical staff use to regularly record pain levels in a simple traffic light system.
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.