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2010 news

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)

New chair of The British Society of Neuroendocrinology

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.

Brain study offers treatment hope for Alzheimer's patients

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.

Prof Leng comments on hormone spray

Edinburgh Neuroscience poster prize

April 2010: Many congratulations to Cian O'Donnell and Owen Jeffries for winning the 2010 Edinburgh Neuroscience PhD poster prizes.

Edinburgh Neuroscience poster prize

Dr Tom Gillingwater promoted

March 2010: Dr Tom Gillingwater has been promoted to Personal Chair of Neuroanatomy.

Dr Tom Gillingwater promoted

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.

Dr Giles Hardingham awarded MRC 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.

Vasopressin clue to smell association and social bonding

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.

Edinburgh Neuroscientists comment on the science of love for Valentie's Day

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.

Brain development clue to Fragile X and autism