News July to December 2017
CCBS news from July to December 2017.
Seizure study sheds light on lasting brain effects in children
Dec 2017: A study by Richard Chin and colleagues at the Muir Maxwell Epilepsy Centre provides insights into the long-term health impact of epilepsy in children.
Dr Sinéad Rhodes awarded Public Engagement prize
Dec 2017: Congratulations to Dr Sinéad Rhodes, who was awarded the Royal Society of Edinburgh Innovator’s Public Engagement Prize 2017.
Highlights from Preventing Dementia conference
Dec 2017: The Centre for Dementia Prevention hosted a sell-out public conference last week on ‘Preventing Dementia: Advice and Advances'.
Brain protein expression map links genetics to behaviour
Dec 2017: A map of post-synaptic protein expression in the neocortex of the brain has been published by Professor Seth Grant and colleagues. The data can form a bridge between genetics and functional studies such as imaging and behaviour.
Success for FND2017 International Conference on Functional Neurological Disorders
Nov 2017: The 3rd International Conference on Functional Neurological Disorders, held in Edinburgh in September 2017, and co-organised by CCBS researchers, was a great success.
Stroke trial wins data-sharing prize!
Nov 2017: The data from stroke trial IST-1 have won a prize for the most accessed data on Edinburgh DataShare.
Brain cell advance brings fresh hope for CJD therapies
Nov 2017: CCBS scientists have generated a stem cell-based model of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease by infecting stem-cell derived astrocytes with prions.
Successes by our early-career researchers
Nov 2017: Huge congratulations to four of our early-career researchers, Michael Stringer, Sarah Lemprière, Mark Rodrigues and Gashirai Mbizvo, who have all won awards in recent weeks.
Arthur Fonville Award winners 2017
Nov 2017: Congratulations to the two winners of this year's Arthur Fonville Award for stroke research.
Dementia healthcare needs a revolutionary rethink
Oct 2017: A team led by Professor Craig Ritchie, Dr Tom Russ and others has concluded that clinical services for people at high risk of dementia need a radical rethink in line with the latest scientific understanding of the condition.
Emily Sena appointed Editor-in-Chief of BMJ Open Science
September 2017: Congratulations to Dr Emily Sena, CCBS Research Fellow, on her appointment as Editor-in-Chief of new journal, BMJ Open Science.
A genetic timetable of the brain’s aging process
September 2017: Professor Seth Grant and colleagues have published findings suggesting the existence of a genetic programme that controls the way our brain changes throughout life.
Personal Chair for James Boardman
August 2017: Many congratulations to James Boardman, who has become the Professor of Neonatal Medicine.
Stephen Lawrie wins Public Communication prize
July 2017: Stephen Lawrie has won a Public Communication prize for his work with the Edinburgh Fringe, blogs and comments in the media.
Depression changes the structure of the brain
July 2017: CCBS researchers have published brain imaging data suggesting that depression may cause alterations in the brain's white matter.
CCBS researchers in major dementia prevention brain imaging project
July 2017: Professor Craig Ritchie and team at the Centre for Dementia Prevention are part of a major brain imaging project - the TriBEKa consortium - looking at the first factors that determine risk of dementia.