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Fri, 02/23/2018 - 14:33

Imaging fluid flow in the brain – relation to dementia?  

Medical Research Scotland PhD Studentship with support from Siemens Healthcare

Academic Supervisors: Prof Ian Marshall, Prof Joanna Wardlaw and Dr Michael Thrippleton, Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences

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Wed, 02/07/2018 - 17:30

A new paper by the team at USC provides evidence for the role of pericyte cells in small vessel disease and Alzheimers disease. 

This research shows that a loss of cells within the small blood vessel walls (pericytes) results in white matter damage. This process appears to involve fibrinogen accumulation - treating mice to reduce fibrinogen deposits reduced white matter damage.  

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Wed, 02/07/2018 - 17:23

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

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 09:18

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 

A close-minded approach will not improve my study of... Read more

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 14:12

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

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 12:17

Several postdoc positions are available with Professor Serge Charpak and his team in the laboratory of neurophysiology and new microscopy in Paris.  The candidates should have a background in synaptic and cellular electrophysiology, in in vitro... Read more

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 15:23

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

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 10:07

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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Fri, 07/14/2017 - 09:50

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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Mon, 06/26/2017 - 09:26

Edinburgh researchers have published an article describing how advances in neuroimaging have facilitated the study of SVD. Access the article here