An exciting opportunity Clinical Research Fellows, trained in medicine or allied health professions (such as psychology, radiography, nursing, therapy professionals), to work towards a PhD in the University of Edinburgh. The selected fellows will choose one of four PhD projects in vascular contributions to dementia. The projects techniques are neuro-imaging, laboratory-based science including... Read more
Network member Professor Anne Joutel (INSERM) is among the recipients of the 2019 BRAIN prize for her work on CADASIL. Anne and colleagues Elisabeth Tournier-Lasserve, Hugues Chabriat, and Marie-Germaine Bousser, were awarded the prize by The Lundbeck Foundation for exceptional contribution to their field of research. The award ceremony will take place on 9th May in Copenhagen. Read further... Read more
Clinical Research Fellow in Studies of Cerebral Small Vessel Disease.
A clinical research fellow is required to work on studies of Small Vessel Diseases in stroke and dementia. The post is funded by the Medical Research Council as part of clinical research on vascular causes of dementia in the UK Dementia Research Institute (DRI) at the University... Read more
Recently published research by the team at the University of Southern California has been featured in MedPage Today.
The research demonstrates that capillary damage and blood brain barrier break down are present in individuals with early cognitive impairmnet. Cerebrospinal fluid levels of a marker of pericyte damage correlated with cognitive impairment. The team suggest that therse may... Read more
Professor Joanna Wardlaw has been awarded the Karolinska Stroke Award for Lifetime Contribution to Excellence in Advancing Knowledge in Stroke, awarded by the Karolinska Institute.
More details to follow soon!
PhD position available in 'Advanced signal processing and MRI to assess cerebrovascular health in small vessel disease and dementia' at the University of Edinburgh.
This project will focus on developing advanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) methods to measure CVR, brain pulsatility and other aspects of small vessel function, mapping these onto detailed structural brain images to... Read more
The Mild Stroke Study 3 recruited its first participant on 22nd August.
The study aim is to improve understanding of what makes small vessel disease (SVD) worsen (or perhaps improve) and identify novel targets for SVD prevention and therapy.
The team, led by Professor Joanna Wardlaw, aims to assess factors that affect brain small vessel dysfunction in SVD, how this... Read more
A new programme developed to assess brain health has been developed by the Universities of Edinburgh and Glasgow and has featured in several news articles (links below).
The Laci-1 and Laci-2 trials, led by Professor Joanna Wardlaw at the University of Edinburgh, were featured in several recent press releases. These studies, funded by the British Heart Foundation and the Alzheimer's Society, focus on lacunar stroke which affects the small bloods vessels of the brain.
Cilostazol and isosorbide mononitrate are being test both individually and in... Read more
Dr Michael Stringer, Research fellow in magnetic resonance imaging and image analysis at the University of Edinburgh, is visiting the team at the University of Southern California. His seminar on 23rd May, 3:30-4:30 pm (PST) at the Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute will be available to stream live.
Michael will present his research 'Small Vessel Disease: Cerebrovascular... Read more