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News from 2014

Sue Flectcher-Watson joins CCBS

Chancellor's Fellow Sue Fletcher-Watson is a developmental psychologist who has recently joined Psychiatry at CCBS.

Edinburgh Neuroscience gets a bronze in REF2014

Edinburgh Neuroscience leaps to 3rd place in UK REF2014.

Cannabis medicine tested in childhood epilepsy

Children with severe epilepsy could be helped by a new treatment derived from the cannabis plant.

PhD studentships available - apply now!

Our PhD studentships are now open to applications.

Welcome to new Princess Margaret Research Development Fellows

We would like to welcome three new clinical research fellows to CCBS: Yvonne Chun, Catherine Humphreys and Gordon Blair.

'Research Nurse of the Year' nomination for Chris Lerpiniere

Chris Lerpiniere was nominated for 'Research Nurse of the Year' at the Scottish Research Nurse & Coordinator's Network meeting 2014.

Public lectures now available: epilepsy and stroke

Two public lectures by CCBS Principal Investigators that were given as part of the University of Edinburgh 'Medical Detectives' series.

Height linked to dementia risk

People who are shorter than average height have an increased risk of dying with dementia, a study has found.

Eye test could detect early stages of dementia

CCBS researchers, with colleagues in Dundee, have secured funding to assess whether an eye test could help diagnose dementia.

Launch of the Dementias Platform UK

The Dementias Platform UK, a large-scale research collaboration, will hold its inaugural meeting in London on 28th October 2014.

Taking Neurology training to Zambia

Professor Peter Sandercock was one of the teachers at a recent European Academy of Neurology-led course in Zambia.

Prize for Edinburgh Exercise After Stroke pathway

The Exercise after Stroke pathway in Edinburgh has won an NHS Lothian "Best Innovation" prize.

Edinburgh in global MS research effort

People who suffer from progressive forms of multiple sclerosis (MS) could be helped by a major global research initiative.

Stroke Winter School 2015

Registration for the Edinburgh Stroke Winter School is now open.

FOCUS: a new stroke clinical trial

£2M funding has been obtained for FOCUS: a multicentre randomised trial to establish the effect of Fluoxetine (Prozac) in stroke.

Urine test for CJD developed

An international team including researchers from CCB has published research suggesting that people carrying variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) could be identified from a urine test.

Global push to fight dementia

Dementia experts are forming the world’s largest research group in the field to tackle the condition.

Neuroresearchers Fund awards

Congratulations to two CCBS researchers who have been awarded Neuroresearcher funds.

Activity recommendations after stroke

Professor Gillian Mead has co-authored a new guideline on physical activity and exercise recommendations for stroke survivors.

Causes of depression funding boost

People suffering from clinical depression, and those at risk from the condition, could benefit from a major medical research initiative that is being led by Prof Andrew McIntosh (Psychiatry).