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A short film introductory film about diagnosis and treatment of FND was recently commissioned in the Netherlands, which features FND work being conducted in Edinburgh and includes contributions from Prof Jon Stone (Department of Clinical Neurosciences) and Prof Alan Carson (Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences). The film can be viewed on Youtube.
A major fund has been established to support pioneering research into mental health and early death in people with epilepsy. The Juliet Bergqvist Memorial Fund has been made possible by a generous gift from a family affected by epilepsy and suicide. Researchers at the University of Edinburgh are using anonymised health data to link a diagnosis of epilepsy to diagnoses for mental health conditions and causes of death.
Congratulations to Gashirai Mbizvo (Clinical Research Fellow, Muir Maxwell Epilepsy Centre) who was awarded the 'Best Overall Presentation' prize at the Scottish Association of Neurological Sciences (SANS) Annual Meeting in November 2017.
Congratulations to Dr Gashirai Mbizvo (Muir Maxwell Epilepsy Centre) who won the prize for best P
Dr Pleasantine Mill (MRC Human Genetics Unit) has identified a gene, involved in brain development, which can lead to disability and death in infants.
Prof Andrew McIntosh (Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences - Psychiatry), Prof David Porteous (Inst
Dr W. David Hill (Psychology, Centre for Cognitive Ageing and Cognitive Epidemiology) and colleagues at the Universities of Edinburgh, Göttingen, and the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Germany, have published a study suggesting that more than half of the difference in intelligence between people can be traced back to their genes. The study used data from 'Generation Scotland' - a resource of human biological samples and data which are available for medical research.
Dr Tom Russ has published a study showing that the risk of dementia is different between men and
Professor Ian Deary and Dr David Hill (both centre for Cognitive Ageing & Cognitive Epidemiology) and colleagues from University of Southampton and Harvard have identified over 500 genes linked to intelligence in the largest study of its kind.
Professor Neil Mabbott (The Rosin Institute) and colleagues have discovered why some people appear more susceptible to infection by prion proteins, which cause variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD) in people and bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in cows.