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Results of the FOCUS clinical trial led by Professor Martin Dennis and Professor Gillian Mead (Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences), which tested the efficacy of fluoxetine to improve physical ability in stroke patients indicated that there was no improvement in patients given this drug compared with patients given a placebo drug.
Congratulations to Prof Rustam Al-Shahi Salman (Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences) and colleagues who have recently published two studies published in The Lancet and The Lancet Neurology, indicating that people who suffer a brain haemorrhage can take common medicines without raising their risk of another stroke.
On Wednesday 28 June 2017, members of the University of Edinburgh's Stroke Research Group (SRG), both past and present, gathered to celebrate 30 years of stroke research in Edinburgh. There was an excellent turn out for the celebration, including Professor Emeritus Charles Warlow, and Peter Sandercock presented a nostalgic walk down memory lane before cutting the cake.
Professors Joanna Wardlaw (Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences, University of Edinburgh), Karen Horsburgh (Centre for Neuroregeneration, University of Edinburgh) and Rhian Touyz (Institute of Cardiovascular & Medical Sciences, University of Glasgow) are guest editors on the recently released Clinical Science special edition on small vessels, dementia & chronic disease.
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Professor Joanna Wardlaw (Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences and ) and colleagues have published a study investigating treatments for preventing the recurrence of lacunar stroke, a condition which often occurs in small vessel disease, which can result in memory problems and dementia.
We have a variety of postgraduate masters courses - research and taught - covering neuroscience-related areas, including distance learning courses. More information about these can be found at the individual programme websites.
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.
Congratulations to Professor Gillian Mead (Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences and Geriatric Medicine), who is part of a new £3 million NIHR award to develop and evaluate strategies to reduce sedentary behaviour after a stroke.
Professor Joanna Wardlaw (Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences) is currently featured in the Royal College of Physicians 'Women in medicine: a celebration' exhibition. This is an exhibition of specially commissioned photographic portraits honouring contemporary and historical women in medicine.