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Join us to talk about health

Hormones, multiple sclerosis, lung health and dementia will feature in public talks hosted at the University.

Scientists conducting new research will share their latest work in the annual series, Let’s Talk About Health: Understanding Disease.

The talks will take place between December 2015 and March 2016.

Health research

Researchers will delve into the delicate detail of the human lungs. Scientists will also talk about the role of testosterone in keeping men healthy.

The possibility of a link between stress hormones and dementia will be explored. A focus on the challenges and hopes ongoing in multiple sclerosis research will also feature.

Talks have been organised by the British Heart Foundation Centre for Cardiovascular Science, based at the University.

Understanding Disease is all about advancing our knowledge of health and what goes wrong in disease. The Let’s Talk series is a chance for anyone who is interested in health research to learn more about the progress we are making towards better treatments. This year guests will have an opportunity to tour our labs and to talk to our early career scientists.

Professor Karen ChapmanProgramme organiser | British Heart Foundation Centre for Cardiovascular Science

Lecture series

Tickets are free but booking is essential.

All talks will be held in The Queen’s Medical Research Institute (QMRI) or The Chancellor's Building, next to the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, Little France Crescent, Edinburgh.

Refreshments are served from 4.45pm and wine and soft drinks will follow each lecture at 6.30pm.

The lecture series is sponsored by the Medical Research Council.

Lighting Up Lungs – The PROTEUS Project: An interdisciplinary approach to visualising disease

Presented by Kevin Dhaliwal, MRC Centre for Inflammation Research at the University of Edinburgh and the Proteus team.

Wednesday 16 December 2015, 5.30pm - 6.30pm

QMRI, Little France Crescent, Edinburgh EH16 4TJ

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It’s Time For ‘T’ – the importance of testosterone for lifelong male health

Presented by Dr Rod Mitchell, Wellcome Trust Clinical Fellow at the University of Edinburgh; and Professor Lee Smith, Chair of Genetic Endocrinology, MRC Centre for Reproductive Health at the University of Edinburgh

Wednesday 13 January 2016, 5.30pm - 6.30pm

The Chancellor’s Building, 49 Little France Crescent, Edinburgh EH16 4SB

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Multiple Sclerosis: success, challenges and hope

Presented by Dr Anna Williams, MRC Centre for Regenerative Medicine at the University of Edinburgh; and Dr Dave Lyons, Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Neuroregeneration at the University of Edinburgh

Wednesday 17 February 2016, 5.30pm - 6.30pm

QMRI, Little France Crescent, Edinburgh EH16 4TJ

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Delirium and Dementia in old age: do our stress hormones contribute?

Presented by Professor Alisdair Maclullich, Geriatric Medicine at the University of Edinburgh; and Dr Joyce Yau, BHF/Centre for Cardiovascular Science at the University of Edinburgh.

Wednesday 16 March 2016, 5.30pm - 6.30pm

QMRI, Little France Crescent, Edinburgh EH16 4TJ

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Travel and transport

Little France is located in the south east of the city, with good connections to the city's main transport hubs.

Buses from all over the city travel to Little France.

The majority of buses are operated by Lothian Buses.

The easiest way to find out which bus to take, the bus stop location and how long your journey will take is to use the Traveline Scotland journey planner.