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Chris Henstridge awarded place on Scottish Crucible

Chris Henstridge talks about Scottish Crucible

'What if we could cure jet lag with a single eye drop'

Prof Mike Ludwig explains the scientific background to this theory.

Scottish Government funding boost for MND research led by Giles Hardingham

Scottish Government funding boost for MND research led by Giles Hardingham

Major overview of advances in therapy for spinal muscular atrophy published

Article appears in Nature Reviews Neurology 9th Feb 2018

Synapse loss may underlie brain changes in MND

Dr Chris Henstridge and Professor Tara Spires-Jones (both Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences) and colleagues have published a study which sheds light on how motor neurone disease (MND) affects the processes within the brain.

Insights into depression could aid development of new treatments

Dr Christos Gkogkas and colleagues (Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences, and Patrick Wild Centre) have published a study that may shed light on why a certain category of antidepressant drugs stop working in some people.

Edinburgh Neuroscientists help with first Scottish Brain Bee competition

Edinburgh Neuroscientists Dr Dorothy Tse and Dr Antonis Asiminas (both Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences) helped organise the first ever Scottish Brain Bee, which was held at the University of Edinburgh on 24 February.

Scientists are closer to curing deadly pulmonary arterial hypertension

Scientists at the University of Edinburgh, funded by the British Heart Foundation (BHF), have made a breakthrough which could lead to a new treatment.

New research gives hope of better treatments for thousands living with deadly condition

Scientists at the University of Edinburgh have found a new target for treating pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). The research could lead to treatments for this life changing condition with no cure.