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 […]
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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, […]
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.
A new Research Interest Group, DRIG (Dundee Research Interest Group) has been formed. Despite the name it caters for all surrounding areas, such as Angus, Fife, Tayside, Perth and Stirling. It has a Steering Committee of approximately a dozen members, a Chairman (Marc van Grieken) and a Secretary (Werner Remmele). The first event is planned […]