Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences

News Jul-Dec 2019

CCBS news from July to December 2019

One in four memory clinic patients at risk of receiving wrong advice

Nov 2019: Almost a quarter of people who attend memory clinics have a poorly understood brain condition that is at risk of being overlooked or even misdiagnosed.

New publication: a link between glial cell disruption and major mental illness

Sep 2019: CCBS researchers have published findings suggesting a link between changes in oligodendroglia and major mental illness.

Mysteries of the human brain to be uncovered

Sep 2019: Prof Seth Grant has been awarded funding to map the human brain in unprecedented detail, potentially revealing new insights into the foundations of behaviour and brain disease.

J.K. Rowling donates further £15m to multiple sclerosis research

Sep 2019: The author J.K. Rowling has donated £15.3m to the University of Edinburgh to help improve the lives of people with multiple sclerosis (MS) and similar conditions. The investment – which is inclusive of Gift Aid – will help create new facilities and support vital research at the Anne Rowling Regenerative Neurology Clinic.