Archived news from the Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences.
New chair of The Brisith Society of Neuroendocrinology
Oct 2010: Dr Alison Douglas was recently voted to be the next Chair of the British Society for Neuroendocrinology (BSN)
Brain study offers treatment hope for Alzheimer's patients
Sept 2010: Dr Mike Cousin and colleagues in the Centre for Integrative Physiology have discovered a protein which controls brain activity may offer hope of new drug treatments for Alzheimer's disease and epilepsy.
Prof Leng comments on hormone spray
May 2010: A team of German and UK researchers have found that inhaling the "cuddle hormone" oxytocin made men just as empathetic as women. Oxytocin is a naturally produced hormone, most well-known for triggering labour pains and promoting bonding between mother and baby.
Edinburgh Neuroscience poster prize
April 2010: Many congratulations to Cian O'Donnell and Owen Jeffries for winning the 2010 Edinburgh Neuroscience PhD poster prizes.
Dr Tom Gillingwater promoted
March 2010: Dr Tom Gillingwater has been promoted to Personal Chair of Neuroanatomy.
Dr Giles Hardingham awarded MRC Fellowship
March 2010: Dr Giles Hardingham has recently been awarded a prestigious Medical Research Council (MRC) nonclinical Senior Research Fellowship.
Vasopressin clue to smell association and social bonding
Feb 2010: Prof Mike Ludwig and colleagues in the Centre for Integrative Physiology have discovered a group of interneurones in the olfactory bulb that may be important in social recognition.
Edinburgh Neuroscientists comment on the science of love for Valentine's Day
Feb 2010: Dr Simon Meddle describes how our bodies react when we fall in love, what it feels like to be in love, and whether we can die of a broken heart.
Brain development clue to Fragile X and autism
Feb 2010: Prof Peter Kind's study may explain how symptoms such as hypersensitivity to sensory input may arise in people with these conditions.