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Wed, 01/30/2019 - 13:06

Clinical Research Fellow in Studies of Cerebral Small Vessel Disease.

Salary: £33,131-£49,091


A clinical research fellow is required to work on studies of Small Vessel Diseases in stroke and dementia. The post is funded by the Medical Research Council as part of clinical research on vascular causes of dementia in the UK Dementia Research Institute (DRI) at the University... Read more

Tue, 01/22/2019 - 11:35

Recently published research by the team at the University of Southern California has been featured in MedPage Today. 

The research demonstrates that capillary damage and blood brain barrier break down are present in individuals with early cognitive impairmnet. Cerebrospinal fluid levels of a marker of pericyte damage correlated with cognitive impairment. The team suggest that therse may... Read more

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 09:16

Professor Joanna Wardlaw has been awarded the Karolinska Stroke Award for Lifetime Contribution to Excellence in Advancing Knowledge in Stroke, awarded by the Karolinska Institute. 

More details to follow soon!

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 14:09

PhD position available in 'Advanced signal processing and MRI to assess cerebrovascular health in small vessel disease and dementia' at the University of Edinburgh. 

This project will focus on developing advanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) methods to measure CVR, brain pulsatility and other aspects of small vessel function, mapping these onto detailed structural brain images to... Read more

Mon, 08/27/2018 - 09:09

The Mild Stroke Study 3 recruited its first participant on 22nd August.

The study aim is to improve understanding of what makes small vessel disease (SVD) worsen (or perhaps improve) and identify novel targets for SVD prevention and therapy.

The team, led by Professor Joanna Wardlaw, aims to assess factors that affect brain small vessel dysfunction in SVD, how this... Read more

Mon, 05/28/2018 - 14:29

A new programme developed to assess brain health has been developed by the Universities of Edinburgh and Glasgow and has featured in several news articles (links below). 

The method has been published in the International Journal of Stroke and combines markers of small vessel disease with other indicators of... Read more

Mon, 05/28/2018 - 13:19

The Laci-1 and Laci-2 trials, led by Professor Joanna Wardlaw at the University of Edinburgh, were featured in several recent press releases. These studies, funded by the British Heart Foundation and the Alzheimer's Society, focus on lacunar stroke which affects the small bloods vessels of the brain. 

Cilostazol and isosorbide mononitrate are being test both individually and in... Read more

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 14:39

Dr Michael Stringer, Research fellow in magnetic resonance imaging and image analysis at the University of Edinburgh, is visiting the team at the University of Southern California. His seminar on 23rd May, 3:30-4:30 pm (PST) at the Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute will be available to stream live.

Michael will present his research 'Small Vessel Disease: Cerebrovascular... Read more

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 15:34

Team members from Sunnybrook Research Institute in Toronto visited the research group in Edinburgh today. Brad MacIntosh, Sarah Atwi, Andrew Lim and Joel Ramirez visited the MRI and Sleep clinic facilities, and discussed plans for the clinical work being carried out as part of the Fondation Leducq funded study


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Thu, 04/12/2018 - 15:19

The third meeting of the Fondation Leducq funded network to understand the role of the perivascular space in small vessel disease took place on 10-11th April at the Royal Society of Edinburgh. The meeting was organised by the Leducq fellows at the University of Edinburgh and over 50 members of the network were in attendance. 
As part of a busy agenda, we heard research updates form each... Read more