Archived news from the Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences 2017
New insights into how motor neurons live and die in motor neuron disease
October 2017: The Gillingwater Lab have published new studies that provide insights into the molecules and chemical pathways involved in neuron degeneration.
TEDx talk given by Professor Richard Morris
September 2017: Forgetting is a part of memory | Richard Morris | TEDxMadrid
Jet lag drug may aid cancer patients
September 2017: Painful side effects from cancer medicines could be tackled with a drug that eases the effects of jet lag, research around the group of Dr Carole Torsney suggests.
R Jean Banister Prize Lecture winner announced by the Physiological Society
August 2017: Congratulation to Dr Nathalie Rochefort who has been awarded this year’s R Jean Banister Prize Lecture.
Brain study reveals clues to treating genetic autism condition
August 2017: Scientists around the group of Dr Emily Osterweil have discovered how the brain can self-correct disruptions in processing, pointing the way towards possible new treatments for autism and intellectual disability.
New insights in the regulation of the devloping forebrain
June 2017: Prof David Price and his team shed further lights into the molecular network during brain development.
Crucial steps towards Fragile X syndrome (FXS) treatment
June 2017: In a recent publication in Nature Medicine Dr Christos Gkogkas and his team present further insights of Metformin in a mouse model for FXS.
Hope for dementia treatment
May 2017: In a recent study, Prof Giles Hardingham and colleagues uncovered mechanisms involved in the protection of nerve cells.
Therapeutic targets found to design treatment for SMA
April 2017: Prof Tom Gillingwater and colleagues elucidate protection of motor neurons in the zebrafish model.
Success for CNR-CIP PhD Symposium
April 2017: Excellent presentations by our 2nd year PhD students at the joint CNR-CIP Symposium.
New insights in motor neuron disease
March 2017: Dr Lyndsay Murray and her team shed light on factors regulating motor neuron vulnerability.
Anatomy Science Saturday Event
Feb 2017: Great success for Edinburgh@Anatomy at National Museum of Scotland outreach event.
Patient families visit Theil and Jarman labs
Feb 2017: Two Scottish families affected by the disease Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia (PCD) spent a day visiting the laboratories of Prof. Andrew Jarman and Dr Thomas Theil.
Jan 2017: Congratulations to Prof Mike Cousin, Dr Carole Torsney and Dr Nathalie Rochefort on their Wellcome Trust grant success.