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Brain in a Dish

Please note this event takes place on the first floor and has no step-free access. Over 18s only
Past event - 2024
15 May Doors open 6.30pm
Event 7pm to 9pm
Sloans Bar and Grill, 108 Argyle Street,
Glasgow G2 8BG
Embark on a captivating journey into the realm of neuroscience! Join us for a night where we delve deep into the complexities of the brain. Learn how researchers are studying “brains in a dish” to try to understand the complex workings of the brains resident cells and to pave the way for novel treatments.

Lewy Body Dementia: What Is It And How Do We Study It?

Dr Mick Craig (Senior Lecturer, University of Glasgow)
Lewy body dementia is the second most common neurodegenerative dementia after Alzheimer's disease, but few people have heard of it! In this talk, we'll discuss what makes Lewy body dementia different, challenges studying it and ways that we are trying to solve these problems in the lab.

Brain stars: what role do astrocytes play in CNS disorders?

Dr Trevor Bushell (Reader, University of Strathclyde)
Brain disorders are a global health challenge, with many disorders still not having treatments that adequately cure them or halt their progression. It is acknowledged that astrocytes, the most abundant cell type present in the brain, are important in brain development and function. However, recent evidence suggests that astrocytes also play key roles in CNS disorders. In my talk, I’ll highlight what we currently know about the role that astrocytes play in brain disorders and how increasing our understanding of this may lead to the development of novel therapeutics.

High Hopes for Stem Cells For Stroke

Dr Hilary Carswell (Reader, University of Strathclyde)
Stroke is devastating. Without new interventions, stroke will continue to be single biggest cause of disability in adults. NHS annual costs of stroke are estimated to reach £10.2 billion by 2035 due to the ever-increasing ageing population. My goal is to help develop treatments that improve recovery after stroke. We have high hopes that stem cells will become a future therapy for stroke. We have created a new formulation of stem cells that overexpress oestrogen to improve stem cell function, aid brain repair and maximise functional recovery after stroke.
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