A recent study published in Nature Neuroscience which concludes that high dietary saly intake has detrimental effects on brain health in mice. High intake of salt resulted in reduced cerebral blood flow and cognitive dysfunction. This study emphasises the need for further clinical research to fully understand the effect... Read more
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Edinburgh student Sophie Quick has written a blog post on her experience of starting a PhD in the field of SVD research.
Sophie and her dog Manohar
Meeting at the blood-brain barrier
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On 30th October, UCL hosted a symposium on brain clearance featuring sessions on perivascular clearance, glymphatics and brain lymphatics. Maiken Nedergaard, member of our Fondation Leducq funded network, gave an update on her work on the glymphatic system. Watch her talk, and others including Jeffrey Iliff and Roy Weller... Read more
The team at Edinburgh University have launched a local network for small vessel disease research. The launch event, which took place on 3rd November, brought together researchers from across the University and highlighted the range of research taking place in Edinburgh, from preclinical studies of animal models to clinical retinal imaging, genetic studies and assessment of post-mortem patient... Read more
The second network meeting took place at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles 12-13th October 2017. The veent was organised by the Leducq fellows, who updated on their progress over the first 9 months of the project.
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Kassandra Kisler, a postdoc with Betza Zlokovic at USC, was in Edinburgh for the European Meeting on Glial Cells in Health and Disease. She visited the University of Edinburgh during her stay to meet with the research team involved with the Fondation Leducq work.
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Edinburgh researchers have published an article describing how advances in neuroimaging have facilitated the study of SVD. Access the article here
The BRAINs expert working group have published a report following a meeting of international experts in brain image biobanking. In recent years there has been significant growth in the number of databanks from cohorts of healthy controls and with various brain diseases. The report highlights the importance of studying brain images from healthy individuals as well as in disease, and addresses... Read more
Dr Lucia Ballerini from the University of Edinburgh is visiting the research group at the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto. The team are wokring on analysis methods which will be used to investigate the perivascular space in this study.
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