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News from Biomedical Sciences for 2018.

New Insight into the Maturation of miRNAs

Dr Gracjan Michlewski's lab, in the Division of Pathway and Infection Medicine, have published new findings of a cancer-causing molecule in gene regulation

Many Miles for Mary Runners visit dementia research labs

The Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences hosted a special group of athletes who are raising funds for the Australian Dementia Research Foundation and Alzheimer’s Research UK

BMS Summer Graduations 2018

Biomedical students celebrate graduation
We celebrated the success of our Biomedical Sciences graduates on Tuesday 10th July 2018.

Can we cure jet lag with eye drops?

Prof Mike Ludwig (Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences) features in a short film about his work published in the Journal of Physiology about vasopressin and nerve cells that control jet lag.

Canoeist Eilidh Gibson inducted to Hall of Fame

Hall of Fame - Eilidh Gibson
Congratulations to Eilidh Gibson, a current Biomedical Sciences student, who has been inducted into the University’s Sports Hall of Fame.

Bridging the gap between Lipid Droplets and Motor Neuron Diseases

Microscopic image of Lipid droplets
Dr Giuseppa Pennetta reviews emerging evidence of supporting a prominent and previously unappreciated role of Lipid Droplets in Motor Neuron Diseases, in the latest issue of Developmental Cell journal.

DIPM host 2nd year students from Denmark

2nd year students from University College of South Denmark visit DIPM
The DIPM welcomed a group of student visitors from University College of South Denmark on 22 May 2018. Their visit was organised by the Division of Infection & Pathway Medicine (DIPM) and Edinburgh Infectious Diseases (EID) .

New Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences

Prof Giles Hardingham has been elected to the Academy of Medical Sciences
Congratulations to Professor Giles Hardingham, City of Edinburgh Professor of Pharmacology and the Associate Director of the UK Dementia Research Institute Edinburgh Centre, who has been elected to join the prestigious Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences.

A warm welcome to our new colleagues

We welcome our latest cohort of Academic Track lecturers who joined Biomedical Sciences in 2018. They bring a wealth of expertise and excellence in research and teaching for both the Deanery and the Zhejiang Institute in China.

Healthcare research centre boosts Edinburgh-Zhejiang alliance

Medical research will be translated into technologies to improve healthcare as part of a new collaboration between Chinese researchers and the University of Edinburgh.

Success in annual awards for outstanding teaching

The teaching awards lined up on a table
Congratulations to Dr Kim Picozzi who won the Kendall Award for Teaching in Medicine at this year's EUSA Teaching Awards.

New insights into deadly heart condition

Artistic image of lung disease
Professor Mark Evans' lab (Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences) have found a new target for treating pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). The research could lead to treatments for this life changing condition with no cure.

New publication in Nature Reviews Neurology

Advances in therapy for spinal muscular atrophy: promises and challenges
Professor Tom Gillingwater and Dr Erwout Groen, in collaboration with Oxford University have published a major overview on therapy developments for Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA).

1st Division success for Biomedical Netball Team

Members of the Biomed Netball Team
The Biomedical Netball team have reached the top of the 1st Division in the University of Edinburgh. Jodie Smith, this year's Team Captain, tells us how a team that started with no members managed to get so far so fast.

First co-chair to the China-UK Joint Institute Alliance

Portrait photo of professor Sue Welburn
Congratulations to ZJU-UoE Institute Executive Dean Professor Susan Welburn, who has been appointed as the first ever co-chair of the UK-China Joint Institute Alliance.

New Fellow elected to the Royal Society of Edinburgh

Royal Society of Edinburgh
Congratulations to Professor Giles Hardingham (Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences and UK Dementia Research Institute at Edinburgh), who is one of four outstanding Edinburgh Neuroscience researchers elected to the Royal Society of Edinburgh this week.  

Insights into depression could speed new treatments

Hand drawn illustration of Goethe's life mask
Fresh insights into changes in the brain linked to depression could pave the way for new therapies.

Anatomy Nights: Matters of the Heart

Top and bottom images of the heart
A collaboration between Anatomy@Edinburgh and the ASCUS lab at Summerhall provided a Valentines Day with a difference this year.

Researchers host Emerging Infection Challenges workshop in Mexico

The University of Edinburgh and The National Autonomous University Mexico (UNAM) came together on the 9th-13th January to host a joint workshop, 'Mitigating Emerging Infection: Challenges for Public Security and Justice', in Mexico.

TEDx talk - The making and keeping of memory

Professor Richard Morris (Professor of Neuroscience, Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences, and 2016 Brain Prize Winner) gave a TEDx talk in Madrid at the end of 2017.

Live imaging study sheds light on myelination

Microscope image from zebrafish research
Taking advantage of the optical transparency of zebrafish, researchers have imaged the dynamic signalling activity that regulates myelination in the living animal.