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Organised but the Centre for Dementia Prevention, this 5 day course is a unique opportunity for a cross-disciplinary tour of methodology in the field of Alzheimer’s Disease Research.
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.
The pioneering dementia ‘buddy scheme’ headed by Dr Chris Henstridge (Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences) and co-ordinated by Lilian Kennedy (Social Anthropology) was recently featured on BBC News. The scheme pairs university researchers with people who are living with dementia to enable them to learn from each other.
Professor Brian Walker, Professor Jonathan Seckl and Dr. Scott Webster (all Centre for Cardiovascular Sciences) have developed a drug, Xanamem, that has just entered Phase II clinical trials and been administered to the first patient by Actinogen Medical in Australia.
The University of Edinburgh is joining with five other institutions to form the UK Dementia Research Intitute (UK DRI), along with charity partners Alzheimer's Society and Alzheimer's Research UK.
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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.
A BBSRC International Partnership mini-symposium with National Taiwan University.
On the eve of Dementia Awareness Week in Scotland, Professor Craig Ritchie (Chair of Psychiatry of Ageing, Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences, University of Edinburgh) spoke to The Sunday Post about the implications of Brexit on dementia research. He warns that Brexit will have 'bleak' implications on pioneering Scottish research into dementia.