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Jan-Jun 2016

Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences news from January to June 2016.


MS study probes how gut reactions influence risk of disease

June 2016: People with MS are being invited to join a study that will investigate the effect of gut bacteria on health.

Research sheds light on brain haemorrhage risk after stroke treatment

June 2016: Jointly led CCBS research published today in Lancet Neurology provides more information about the risks of cerebral haemorrhage in people given alteplase after a stroke.

Funded PhD opportunity: psychology and autism spectrum disorder

May 2016: Funded PhD opportunity for psychology research of autism spectrum disorder

Yvonne Chun awarded the Kate Johnston Prize

May 2016: Congratulations to Dr Yvonne Chun, who was awarded the Kate Johnston Prize for the best platform presentation by a non-consultant grade at the British Geriatric Society Scotland Autumn Meeting in 2015.

Thank you to Functional Disorders donors

May 2016: On behalf of the Functional Disorders Research Group in CCBS, we would like to extend a very warm thank you to Ron and Jillian Eather, who have fundraised for this research and made two generous donations in the last year.

Stroke study prompts call for revised treatment guidelines

May 2016: The findings of a study co-led by Professor Rustam Al-Shahi Salman recommend a change in clinical guidelines for the treatment of people who suffer stroke due to intracerebral haemorrhage while taking aspirin.

Major European dementia study recruits first participant

May 2016: The European Prevention of Alzheimer’s Dementia initiative (EPAD), led by Professor Craig Ritchie of CCBS, has recruited its first study participant.

A Festschrift for Peter Sandercock

Apr 2016: Stroke researchers from around the world gathered in Edinburgh on Friday for a Festschrift Conference in honour of Professor Peter Sandercock, who is retiring.

Third International Stroke Trial data now available to researchers

Apr 2016: We are pleased to announce that anonymised IST3 trial data are now available for use by other researchers.

UK-wide partnership to drive stem cell technology in dementia research

Mar 2016: Professor Siddharthan Chandran will lead a new six-centre UK partnership for stem cell research on dementia.

Brain study to offer insights into causes of stroke and dementia

Feb 2016: A new European network of scientists and clinicians will investigate the causes of stroke and dementia.

New video - Saving brains: developing effective treatments for stroke

Feb 2016: Watch a video of a recent public lecture about stroke research.

Sue Fletcher-Watson wins Margaret Donaldson Prize

Jan 2016: Many congratulations to Sue Fletcher-Watson, who has been awarded the Margaret Donaldson Early Career Prize by the British Psychological Society.

Gene study points towards therapies for common brain disorders

Jan 2016: Professor Seth Grant and colleagues have published research that pinpoints the cells likely to trigger common brain disorders.

Latest Psychiatry Lectures now online

Jan 2016: The most recent set of talks from the Psychiatry Special Lecture Series is now available to watch online.

CBE for Professor Joanna Wardlaw

Jan 2016: Many congratulations to Professor Joanna Wardlaw, Head of Neuroimaging Sciences, who has been awarded a CBE in the New Year Honours 2016.

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