New research findings: how zebrafish heal spinal cord injuries

Euan MacDonald Centre researchers have published fresh insights into how zebrafish repair their nerve connections. For people and other mammals, damage to the spinal cord is permanent and results in irreversible paralysis. Zebrafish however have the remarkable ability to regain full movement within four weeks of injury to their spinal cord. The fish are able… Read more

New research findings: the role of scavenging cells in neurodegeneration

Euan MacDonald Centre researchers Chris Henstridge and Tara Spires-Jones (pictured) have published findings suggesting that overactive scavenger cells in the brain may contribute to neurodegeneration. Working with researchers at the University of Zurich and the University of Pennsylvania, Dr Spires-Jones’ team has studied brain cells called microglia. Microglia are scavenger cells that monitor the function… Read more

Eighth Annual Postgraduate Symposium

On Tuesday 6th June 2017 about 60 Euan MacDonald Centre Researchers gathered in Edinburgh for our 8th Annual Postgraduate Symposium. The afternoon was a showcase for the breadth of research we undertake, and in particular the work of our postgraduate students and postdocs. Many researchers travelled from across Scotland – from Glasgow, Dundee, St Andrews… Read more