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2013 news

Archived news from the Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences.

Funding sucess for Nudge-it

Dec 2013: Dr John Menzies and Prof Gareth Leng (Centre for Integrative Physiology) have been awarded a large multi-centre, multidisciplinary grant to study the determinants of food choice.

Funding success for Nudge-it

Study uncovers how neurons excite themselves to death

Sept 2013: New study implicates cells' mitochondria as the focus of pro-death signals that trigger neurodegeneration.

Neurons excite themselves to death

Pharmacology student reaches SET award final

Sept 2013: Congratulations to Elitsa Peeva who is a finalist of this year's Science, Engineering and Technology Awards for her dissertation project entitled "Electrophysiological investigation of co-agonism at the GluN1 NMDAR receptor subunit" which was carried out under the supervision of Prof David Wyllie.

The overall winner will be announced on Thurs 26th September at an Awards Ceremony in London. Good Luck Elitsa!

CIP Scientist wins Prestigious Award

June 2013: Sarah Gordon of the Centre for Integrative Physiology was awarded the prestigious, “Journal of Biological Chemistry Herbert Tabor Award” at the recent Joint conference of the Biochemical Society and European Society for Neurochemistry, “5th Conference on Advances in molecular mechanisms underlying neurological disorders" in Bath (23-26 June 2013).

The award involves a prize lecture which was delivered by Sarah at the meeting, and also a cash prize.

TEDStudies course by CIP member

May 2013: Professor David Price has created a TEDStudies teaching course entitled Neuroscience: Mapping and Manipulating the Brain.

TEDStudies course by CIP member

Fruit flies can save lives

March 2013: Two CIP members, Professors Andrew Jarman and Richard Ribchester, were interviewed for a BBC Scotland news item highlighting the importance of Drosophila in biomedical research and the position of the University of Edinburgh as a international leader in this area. The item featured on radio and TV, as well as online

Article on BBC News web site

Brain rhythms help sense of location

March 2013: Scientists in the Centre for Integrative Physiology have shed light on how mechanisms in the brain work to give us a sense of location.

Brain rhythms help sense of location

Investigating strategies for the treatment of pulmonary hypertension

Jan 2013: Mark Evans in the Centre for Integrative Physiology, was recently awarded £1.1 million by the British Heart Foundation to fund a 5 year Programme Grant entitled. “Angiotensin II and pulmonary arterial hypertension: calcium signalling nanodomains provide the locks and the keys to smooth muscle contraction, relaxation and gene expression”.

Investigating strategies for the treatment of pulmonary hypertension