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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.
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.
Congratulations to four outstanding Edinburgh Neursocience researchers on being elected to the Ro
Dr Barry McColl (Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh) and colleagues have found that following a stroke patients have reduced levels of protective antibodies in their blood.
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).
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’.
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.
Prof Gillian Mead (Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences and Geriatric Medicine) has been presented with the William Farr Medal in recognition of her major contribution to the promotion of safe and effective exercise for frail and older stroke survivors
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.