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CrowdLabbing for Parkinson’s

WHAT IS CROWDLABBING FOR PARKINSON’S? The aim is to give people with Parkinson’s – and others motivated to find treatments for the disease fast – a direct voice in scientific research aimed at finding a cure. Brainwave Discovery, the University of Edinburgh and Parkure Ltd are launching a new participatory science project. This starts with […]

MR guided focused ultrasound of the brain

MR-guided focused ultrasound is a non-invasive method which offers an interesting alternative to the surgical procedure known as Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS). Over thirty members of the Edinburgh Research Interest Group were treated to an excellent review of this new technique applied to essential tremor, Parkinson’s Disease and other brain disorders by Professor Wladyslaw Gedroyc […]

Diverse Parkinson’s-related disorders may stem from different strains of same protein

Different Parkinson’s-related brain disorders, called synucleionpathies, are characterized by misfolded proteins embedded in cells. Researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania found that the type of brain cell afflicted dictates which pathological form of α-synuclein (α-syn) protein becomes the disease culprit. The team’s results were published this week in Nature, […]

Dundee Meeting on Neuroprogressive Conditions

Several Branch members attended a one-day meeting in Dundee on 19th April, 2018, organised by the Chief Scientist’s Office. The programme covered the current lansdcape and future direction of patient-centred research in Scotland. You can download a pdf of the Programme by clicking this link: Neuroprogressive Conditions Research Day Programme.