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6.30 - 8 pm. Delivered by Lindsay Thomson, Professor of Forensic Psychiatry, Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences, University of Edinburgh
Neuroscience research in Edinburgh takes place within a vibrant, integrated, and interdisciplinary research environment that encourages interaction between researchers working at all levels, from molecules, through synapses and networks, to cognit
As we mature into adults, the brain has established and refined billions of connections.
Professor Andrew McIntosh (Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences), Professor Ian Deary (Centre for Cognitive Ageing and Epidemiology), Dr Michelle Luciano (Centre for Cognitive Ageing and Epidemiology) and colleagues (University of Edinburgh and King's College London) have published results from a study suggesting that people affected by depression may have genes associated with anxiety, worry and low mood. The DNA of over 300,000 people was analysed and many genes were found to link to neuroticism – characterised by feelings of anxiety, worry and guilt. The genes are also linked to depression. The findings help shed light on the causes of depression – which affects one in five people – and could provide information to help better diagnosis and treatment for individuals, scientists say.
Professor Gillian Mean (Geriatric Medicine, Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences) appeared on the BBC2 programme ‘Trust me I’m a doctor’ at 9pm on Wednesday 01 November as aprt of a special episode focusing on Mental Health. She is being interviewed about the benefits of exercise on mental health, in particular bouldering. You can view it on the BBC iPlayer until Saturday 09 December.
Following a study by scientists in Oxford looking into the ethics of trialling Ketamine, Professo
Dr Sinéad Rhodes (Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences) has been awarded the Royal Society of Edinburgh Innovator’s Public Engagement Prize 2017.
Many congratulations to Professor Stephen Lawrie, Head of the Division of Psychiatry, who has won
Hosted by the Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences - Psychiatry seminar series, this afternoon event brings together two of the UK's leading researchers on the involvement of neuroinflammation in schizophrenia and depression.
Now in its 7th year, this very sucessful conference is organised by students, for students. It brings together basic and medical undergraduate students from across the UK for a day of talks and workshops. It is also a great chance to present any project work you may have undertaken during a vacation or during an honours project.