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
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
We invite you to return to BT Murrayfield Stadium with a host of Scottish sports stars to participate in the 5th ‘Just a Sports Quiz’.
We have just published our Summer e-newsletter.
Today, on Global MND Awareness Day, our founder Euan has shared his insights into what it means to live with MND.
We are extremely grateful to our wonderful fundraisers who have supported the Euan MacDonald Centre so far this year.
Scotland rugby legend George “Doddie” Weir, who has been diagnosed with MND, is joining forces with Euan MacDonald Centre researchers.
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
Congratulations to several of our researchers, who have been awarded seedcorn funds from Edinburgh Neuroscience.
Euan MacDonald Centre researchers have shown how energy levels in neurons regulate degeneration in spinal muscular atrophy.