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Founded in 1582, The University of Edinburgh is a leading institution for research in small vessel disease, dementia and stroke. The research team is based within the Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences in the College of Medicine, highly integrated in the local Edinburgh Neuroscience community.  The key studies of The University of Edinburgh SVD Research as part of the Transatlantic Network of Research Excellence include Mild Stroke Study 3 (MSS3)The Brain Changes in Sleep Apneea study and using retinal imaging to understand pathophysiology of small vessel stroke and dementia, attended by our interdisciplinary research groups.

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SVD Research: study projects

Mild Stroke Study 3 (MSS3)

The Brain Changes in Sleep Apnea study 

Retinal imaging and small vessel disease 

SVD Research: list of research projects


Scientific outputs

The University of Edinburgh Small Vessel Disease Research list of publications and research projects (Edinburgh Research Explorer) 

Image databases at The University of Edinburgh

Datasets developed on a basis of our research projects

Image analysis visual tools developed at The University of Edinburgh

Software facilitating neuroimaging analysis at The University of Edinburgh

Image analysis visual tools at The University of Edinburgh


Key publications

Brown et al. 2018. Understanding the role of the perivascular space in cerebral small vessel disease. Cardiovasc. Res. 114(11): 1462-1473 

Wardlaw et al. 2013 Neuroimaging standards for research into small vessel disease and its contribution to ageing and neurodegeneration. Lancet Neurol 12(8):822-838 PMID: 23867200


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Related links

Row Fogo Centre for Research into Ageing and the Brain website 

The University of Edinburgh Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences website

Edinburgh Neuroscience website

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