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Anne Rowling Clinic opens with Royal seal of approval

Patients with multiple sclerosis and other neurological diseases are to benefit from a research clinic that was officially opened by Her Royal Highness, The Princess Royal today.

£10M capital funding to build a new ‘stem cell niche’ laboratory facility

The Medical Research Council (MRC) and the University of Edinburgh announced yesterday that the MRC Centre for Regenerative Medicine (CRM) will receive £10M to build an extension to the Scottish Centre for Regenerative Medicine (SCRM) building.

MS research points towards treatments to repair damaged nerves

Embargoed until (GMT): 
21 Jul 2013 - 6:00pm UTC

Oligodendrocytes (green, left) start making myelin (red, right) when exposed to Activin A.Oligodendrocytes (green, left) start making myelin (red, right) when exposed to Activin A.

Multiple sclerosis treatments that repair damage to the brain could be developed thanks to new research.

A study has shed light on how cells are able to regenerate protective sheaths around nerve fibres in the brain.

Transatlantic partnership to tackle neurodegenerative disease

Embargoed until (GMT): 
18 Jul 2013 - 2:02pm UTC

Research into multiple sclerosis and motor neurone disease is to be boosted with an international collaboration to further understanding of these illnesses.

Experts from the University of Edinburgh and the Massachusetts-based biotechnology company Biogen Idec will work together to seek greater insight into the cell processes behind these debilitating conditions.

This will include identifying drug compounds that could potentially be used as treatments.