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MR guided focused ultrasound of the brain

Left to right: Dr Tilo Kunath, Prof Gedroyc, Dr Hagop Bessos MR-guided focused ultrasound is a non-invasive method which offers an interesting alternative to the surgical procedure known as Deep…

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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…

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Dundee Meeting on Neuroprogressive Conditions

A lovely sunny day in Dundee. Pictured at the West Park Centre are (left to right) Bill Wright (Ed), Hagop Bessos (Ed), Sheila Edward (Ed), Alison Williams (Ed), Esther Sammlert…

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New Research Interest Group: DRIG

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.…

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Exercise-induced increase in brain-derived neurotrophic factor in human PD

A recently published review provides preliminary evidence for the effectiveness of physical exercise treatments for persons with PD on BDNF blood levels. Further research is needed. Journal reference: Exercise-induced…

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Lived Experience Survey – ACTION NEEDED

An important message from Becky Duff, Chair of the Neurological Alliance of Scotland. Following on from the last members’ update, the Lived Experience survey is here! This work is essential…

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