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Dr Martyn Pickersgill (Wellcome Trust Reader in Social Studies of Biomedicine, Usher Institute) is the recipient of a British Academy Rising Star Engagement Award - congratulations Martyn!
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.
Professor Ian Deary and colleagues (Centre for Cognitive Ageing and Cognitive Epidemiology/ Psychology) have followed up more than 65,000 people who took part in The Scottish Mental Survey in 1947 at the age of 11, to examine the association between intelligence measured in childhood and leading causes of death in men and women over the life course.
According to research led by Dr Louise Marryat at the Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences, two thirds of children in Scotland experience an adverse life event, such as domestic violence or parental drug misuse before the age of eight.
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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More than 400 people in their 80s and 90s were reunited at a Lothian Birth Cohort (LBC) event on 04 June 2017. This reunion celebrated 70 years, to the day, since the LBC1936 participants first sat the Moray House Test as part of the Scottish Mental Survey 1947. The participants of the Lothian Birth Cohorts met with Professor Ian Deary (Centre for Cognitive Ageing and Cognitive Epidemiology) and colleagues behind the project to mark their achievements on the understanding of the ageing brain.
Professor Tom GIllingwater (Centre for Integrative Physiology, and Euan MacDonald Centre for MND Research) has been awarded a grant from MND (Motor Neurone Disease) Scotland for the project titled: 'Identifying and targeting neuroprotective pathways in motor neurons'. Congratulations Tom!
Researchers at the University of Edinburgh (Dr Barry McColl, Laura McCulloch and colleagues - Roslin Institute) have been awarded a £1.3M grant from the Medical Research Council (MRC) to study the immunological mechanisms related to B cell function that are disrupted after stroke and could contribute to stroke-associated infection (SAI).
Hundreds of genes have been linked to depression in a study involving data from more than two million people that sheds light on why some people are more likely to develop the condition than others. Researchers led by Professor Andrew McIntosh at the Centre for Clinical Brain Science are now inviting people in Scotland to take part in a study known as The Genetic Links to Anxiety and Depression (GLAD) Study to understand more about the role of DNA in common mental health conditions.