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Archived news from the Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences 2018

Dr Nathalie Rochefort awarded the EMBO Young Investigator

The EMBO Young Investigator Programme offers recent group leaders with a track record of scientific excellence access to funding, training and networking opportunities.   

New paper in Brain from the Cousin lab

A case series - SYT1-associated neurodevelopmental disorder

A new paper from Robin Beaven in the Denholm lab

New insight into Wnt signalling in animal development.

A new book by Professor Gareth Leng

How hormonal signals in one small structure of the brain—the hypothalamus—govern our physiology and behavior.

Professor Jamie Davies awarded MRC project grant

The grant has been awarded for the research project "Advancing renal tissue engineering: equipping tissue-engineered kidneys with a ureter".

Sir Henry Dale Fellowship to Dr Gülsen Sürmeli

Many congratulations to Dr Gülsen Sürmeli who has been awarded a prestigious Wellcome Trust/Royal Society Sir Henry Dale Fellowship.

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.

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

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.

Major overview of advances in therapy for spinal muscular atrophy published

Article appears in Nature Reviews Neurology 9th Feb 2018

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.