Diagnoses & disease targets
Information for scientists about our major brain condition targets.
Brain vascular disease (including stroke)
The multi-disciplinary study of conditions that cause brain vascular injury, such as stroke, is a major focus of CCBS research.
Clinical study of disorders of nervous system function that are not caused by brain disease.
Clinical and laboratory research to study mechanisms of neurodegeneration and repair in multiple sclerosis, motor neurone disease, dementias and degenerative eye conditions.
Neurodevelopmental conditions & neurodiversity
We study conditions of preterm, infancy and childhood that are caused by neurodevelopmental abnormalities.
Neuro-oncology research aims to understand the causes of brain cancer and work towards new treatments.
Incidence and diagnosis, cellular mechanisms and pathogenesis of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease and other prion diseases.
The Division of Psychiatry covers many psychiatric specialties including general adult psychiatry, forensic psychiatry, developmental psychiatry and psychological medicine.
The Sleep Research Unit, aligned with the Department of Sleep Medicine at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, sees and manages all sleep disorders including narcolepsy, parasomnias and circadian rhythm disorders.