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  1. Breaking down barriers at our patient-scientist information afternoon

    18 September 2017

    We held an informal discussion and Q&A to help scientists and patients understand each other.

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  2. MS Biotin Study

    18 August 2017

    The Anne Rowling Clinic will be one of only two Scottish clinical trial sites to investigate the safety and efficacy of high dose Biotin (MD1003).

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  3. Summer Newsletter

    28 July 2017

    The latest edition of our newsletter is now available.

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  4. Fellowship award for Rowling Scholar Dr Arpan Mehta

    26 July 2017

    Dr Arpan Mehta, a clinical PhD student whose research examines the most common known genetic mutation in motor neurone disease, has secured the Lady Edith Wolfson Clinical Fellowship.

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  5. Launch of CARE-MND

    26 July 2017

    Launch of CARE-MND (Clinical Audit Research Evaluation)

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  6. GTAC (MND) Study

    20 June 2017

    Launch of GTAC (MND) study: Genomic Translation for ALS Clinical CARE.

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  7. MS-Stat Clinical Trial

    15 May 2017

    The Anne Rowling Clinic will be one of the clinical trial sites to investigate if statins could become MS treatment.

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  8. Launch of Rowling-CARE

    5 May 2017

    Launch of Rowling-CARE (Clinical Audit Research Evaluation)

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  9. Forming profiles of apathy in neurodegenerative disease

    6 March 2017

    Anne Rowling Clinic PhD Student Ratko Radakovic's latest paper on apathy (demotivation) has been published.

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  10. FutureMS Study Open Nationwide

    3 March 2017

    FutureMS study is now open nationwide for recruitment

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  11. Winter Newsletter (February 2017 edition)

    24 February 2017

    The latest edition of our newsletter is now available.

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  12. Road works outside of the Anne Rowling Clinic

    23 February 2017

    Current road works affecting access to Clinic.

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  13. Loss of rugby legend Joost van der Westhuizen

    7 February 2017

    Loss of rugby legend Joost van der Westhuizen

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  14. Dr Gordon Aikman BEM, 1985 - 2017

    3 February 2017

    Gordon Aikman, MND campaigner and fundraiser, has passed away aged 31

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  15. SPRINT-MND/MS: Scottish PhDs in motor neurone disease & multiple sclerosis research

    20 December 2016

    The Universities of Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow and St Andrews are delighted to announce the SPRINT-MND/MS (Scottish PhD Research & Innovation Network Traineeships in MND/MS) programme: a network of PhD studentships across Scotland, to promote research into all aspects of motor neurone disease and multiple sclerosis.

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  16. Scottish MND Register now online

    12 August 2016

    We are delighted to announce that we are now able to offer online registrations to the Scottish MND Register

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  17. Professor Chandran joins the Executive Team of Dementias Platform UK

    9 August 2016

    Dementia Platform UK has appointed Professor Chandran, Director of Edinburgh Neuroscience, to the Executive Team.

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  18. Congratulations to new Professor, Anna Williams

    9 August 2016

    Anna Williams has been promoted to Professor of Regenerative Neurology

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  19. Open Evening success

    11 July 2016

    Many thanks to everyone who dropped in to our Open Evening last week.

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  20. MS-SMART recruitment complete

    29 June 2016

    We are delighted to be able to tell you that we have completed recruiting people to take part in MS-SMART, a clinical trial of three drugs in multiple sclerosis.

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  21. Summer 2016 newsletter

    28 June 2016

    The latest edition of our newsletter is now available.

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  22. Speak:Unique, a new identity for the Voicebank Research Project

    20 June 2016

    Many of our supporters will already be familiar with the Voicebank Research Project. Established in 2011, this study has the ultimate aim of creating personalised digital voices for use in communication aids, simply and efficiently.

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  23. MS study probes how gut reactions influence risk of disease

    17 June 2016

    June 2016: People with MS are being invited to join a study that will investigate the effect of gut bacteria on health.

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  24. Information Processing Speed in MS Study (IPSiMS)

    17 May 2016

    We are now recruiting healthy volunteers for the Information Processing Speed in MS Study (IPSiMS)

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  25. Professor Chandran's blog for Universities Scotland

    29 April 2016

    In this recent blog, Anne Rowling Clinic Director Professor Siddharthan Chandran has written about how generous acts of philanthropy have enabled research that can change lives.

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  26. Winter 2015 newsletter now available

    17 December 2015

    The latest edition of our biannual newsletter is now available.

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  27. We have the most wonderful fundraisers!

    14 December 2015

    Our fundraisers are simply awesome and, from the bottom of our hearts, we are extremely grateful to each and every one of them.

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  28. Professor Chandran interviewed about Edinburgh Centre for MS Research

    10 December 2015

    In this MS Society video, Anne Rowling Clinic Director Professor Siddharthan Chandran is interviewed about the Edinburgh Centre for MS Research.

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  29. A Window into the Brain

    9 December 2015

    In October we had the opportunity to show First Minister Nicola Sturgeon how we are using the eye as a "window into the brain".

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  30. Introducing our newest PhD student, Dr Daisy Mollison

    8 December 2015

    Dr Daisy Mollison is a radiologist who will be using MRI scans to investigate problems with cognition in people with multiple sclerosis.

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  31. Video online: "Mind Matters in Motor Neurone Disease"

    30 November 2015

    A video of Professor Sharon Abrahams inaugural lecture, "Mind Matters in Motor Neurone Disease" is now available to watch online.

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  32. Stem cell study paves the way for patient therapies

    30 November 2015

    Anne Rowling Clinic researcher Dr Tilo Kunath and colleagues have published research proving that stem cells grown in the lab can be of "clinical grade", making them suitable for use in patients.

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  33. 'Mind Matters in Motor Neurone Disease' Inaugural Lecture

    12 October 2015

    Inaugural Lecture 'Mind Matters in Motor Neurone Disease'

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  34. Call for voices!

    27 August 2015

    We are still looking for healthy volunteer voice donors from specific regions.

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  35. Summer 2015 newsletter now available

    30 June 2015

    Our Summer 2015 newsletter is now available.

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  36. Digital Brain Atlas

    30 June 2015

    Digital brain atlas developed to aid diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease

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  37. Anne Rowling Clinic researcher wins drug safety prize

    30 June 2015

    Dr David Hunt, a Clinical Fellow who works at the Anne Rowling Clinic, has been awarded the Sir Derrick Dunlop Prize for contribution to drug safety.

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  38. The ECAS: a tool to detect cognitive change in MND

    25 June 2015

    Prof Sharon Abrahams and team have published findings proving that the Edinburgh Cognitive ALS Screen is a valid way to detect cognitive changes in people with motor neurone disease.

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  39. Community fundraising update – 2015 so far!

    25 June 2015

    Many thanks to those who have fundraised for the Anne Rowling Clinic so far this year!

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  40. Golf stars in fundraising drive for multiple sclerosis research

    16 June 2015

    Golf champions from the Ladies European Tour have teamed up with amateur players to raise funds for multiple sclerosis research in Edinburgh.

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  41. Support group meetings for Posterior Cortical Atrophy (PCA)

    16 June 2015

    The Anne Rowling Clinic continues to facilitate patient and carer involvement by holding another posterior cortical atrophy support group meeting.

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  42. Voicebanking research project

    22 May 2015

    One of our flagship collaborative research projects aims to enable the generation of bespoke synthesised voices for use in communication aids.

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  43. £2M for Edinburgh Centre for MS Research

    27 April 2015

    The Anne Rowling Clinic is proud to be part of the Edinburgh Centre for MS Research, for which funding by the MS Society is announced today.

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  44. New clinical trial in multiple sclerosis

    1 April 2015

    The Anne Rowling Clinic is part of a major new clinical trial to test whether existing drugs could be some of the first therapies in the world to slow disability progression in people with secondary progressive multiple sclerosis.

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  45. Dr Peter Connick awarded Wellcome Trust Fellowship

    25 March 2015

    Dr Peter Connick has been awarded a prestigious Wellcome Trust Fellowship for his work on information processing deficits in multiple sclerosis.

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  46. Academia/industry collaboration to reduce neurodegeneration in MS

    7 January 2015

    Anne Rowling Clinic and MRC Centre for Regenerative Medicine scientists are set to work with leading biotechnology company Genzyme to carry out drug discovery research that could reduce neuron damage in the brain.

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  47. Winter 2014 newsletter now available

    17 December 2014

    Read our Winter 2014 newsletter online.

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  48. Involving our patients: the first posterior cortical atrophy support group

    16 December 2014

    At the Anne Rowling Clinic we try to involve patients and carers in decision-making. We held the first meeting of the posterior cortical atrophy support group and received some invaluable feedback.

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  49. The Role of Neurology Research Nurse Dawn Lyle

    16 December 2014

    Neurology research nurse Dawn Lyle tells us about the role she plays at the Anne Rowling Clinic.

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  50. Community Fundraising Report 2014

    15 December 2014

    Sincere thanks to everyone who made a financial contribution to the Anne Rowling Regenerative Neurology Clinic in 2014; the money received through donations will go directly to clinical research into neurodegenerative conditions.

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  51. Measuring apathy in people with neurodegenerative conditions: one size does not fit all

    11 December 2014

    Anne Rowling Clinic PhD student Ratko Radakovic has published his findings that available tools for measuring apathy are not always robust.

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  52. A chat with Dr Marwa Elamin, visiting research fellow

    5 November 2014

    We stopped for a coffee and a chat with the Clinic's newest member, Dr Marwa Elamin, who is doing a clinical fellowship at the Anne Rowling Clinic.

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  53. Anne Rowling Clinic Researcher in Global MS Programme

    16 September 2014

    Clinic researcher Dr Don Mahad has joined scientists around the world to carry out studies to find effective ways of treating progressive forms of the condition multiple sclerosis (MS).

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  54. Clinic Director interviewed on Woman's Hour

    29 July 2014

    Professor Chandran (Clinic Director of The Anne Rowling Clinic) was interviewed last week for BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour.

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  55. Research into pain in multiple sclerosis

    3 July 2014

    Dr Peter Foley is investigating pain in multiple sclerosis - a under-studied but prominent symptom of the condition.

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  56. Summer newsletter now available

    26 June 2014

    Our latest newsletter is now available online.

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  57. Young-onset multiple sclerosis support group

    18 June 2014

    At the Anne Rowling Clinic we are instigating a series of support groups for people living with a neurodegenerative condition.

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  58. Community Fundraising report Jan-Jun 2014

    2 June 2014

    As ever, our community supporters have been busy and inventive in their fundraising for the Clinic.

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  59. The Anne Rowling Clinic is Bold in Blue!

    7 May 2014

    During the MS Awareness Week last week, we raised nearly £200 for the MS Trust and educated 55 healthcare professionals about MS and our research.

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  60. Launch of the world's biggest study of cognitive function

    4 May 2014

    The Uk Biobank has launched a new study of cognitive function that could identify the early changes associated with dementia.

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  61. Spreading the word about stem cells in retinal disease

    1 May 2014

    We are spreading the word about the use of stem cells in translational medicine through outreach activities organised by the MRC Centre for Regenerative Medicine.

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  62. Clinic Director and J.K. Rowling interviewed on Woman's Hour

    29 April 2014

    Clinic Director Charles ffrench-Constant has been interviewed as part of J.K. Rowling's guest editorship of Radio 4's Woman's Hour

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  63. Stroke risk rises if common brain blood vessel condition is treated

    23 April 2014

    Anne Rowling Clinic researcher Professor Al-Shahi Salman has published findings that treating patients with a common brain blood vessel condition increases their risk of stroke.

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  64. Silver sustainability award achieved!

    23 April 2014

    Congratulations to the Sustainability team at the Anne Rowling Clinic, who have achieved the Silver Award.

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  65. Multiple Sclerosis: A Very Scottish Problem

    16 April 2014

    Researchers from the Anne Rowling Clinic have participated in a "Healthy Lunch" talk about MS as part of the Edinburgh International Science Festival.

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  66. We're aiming for a silver Sustainability Award

    24 March 2014

    The Anne Rowling Clinic is embedding sustainability and social responsibility into its ethos.

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  67. Another first - our successful open evening and craft fair

    20 March 2014

    Around 70 people visited the Anne Rowling Clinic to learn about our research projects and browse craft stalls.

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  68. Breaking down barriers at our first patient-scientist information afternoon

    9 March 2014

    We held an informal discussion and Q&A to help scientists and patients understand each other.

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  69. Please join us for our Open Evening on Tues 18th March

    4 March 2014

    All our welcome to find out more about our work and browse craft stalls at our open evening on 18th March.

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  70. Can the brain repair itself? Siddharthan Chandran's TED talk now online

    26 February 2014

    A short talk by Clinic Director Professor Siddharthan Chandran is now available online

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  71. PhD opportunity: retinal imaging in MS

    18 February 2014

    A PhD project is being advertised that aims to identify retinal biomakers in MS.

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  72. Retirement gift donation by offshore rescue team

    30 January 2014

    When James Smith retired as Captain of an offshore rescue boat, his crew gave a donation to the Anne Rowling Clinic as a retirement gift.

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  73. Speech and Language Therapists tour the Clinic

    27 January 2014

    We recently hosted a tour of the Clinic for speech and language therapists, so that they could find out more about our Voicebank project and other research.

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  74. New roles for Denise and Pamela

    23 January 2014

    Best of luck to Denise and Pamela in their new roles as research assistant and senior secretary.

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  75. 130th birthday celebration fundraising!

    22 January 2014

    Denise and John Fisher fundraised for the Anne Rowling Clinic at their joint 130th birthday party.

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  76. Thoughts from a Chilean working visitor

    22 January 2014

    The Clinic recently enjoyed a visit from Dr Manuel Alvarado Pastenes, a neurologist from Chile. In this short report, Manuel describes his experiences of working here with Dr Thomas Bak.

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  77. You are invited to the Anne Rowling Clinic craft fair

    10 January 2014

    Come along to the Clinic's first craft fair on Tues 18th March.

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  78. Research to Understand Stroke due to Haemorrhage (RUSH) Newsletter

    10 January 2014

    Read the latest news from the Research to Understand Stroke due to Haemorrhage (RUSH) team.

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  79. Could you do a fundraising firewalk?

    10 January 2014

    Could you walk over hot coals to raise money for the Anne Rowling Clinic?

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  80. Fundraising party night 1st March

    7 January 2014

    Celebrate the coming of Spring by going to a party night in aid of the Anne Rowling Clinic

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  81. Winter 2013 newsletter now available

    20 December 2013

    The latest edition of our biannual newsletter is now available.

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  82. News from the International Symposium on MND

    12 December 2013

    Researchers share their highlights from the International Symposium on ALS/MND.

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  83. Community Fundraising 2013

    10 December 2013

    A huge thank you to all our supporters who have found wonderfully inventive ways to fundraise for the Anne Rowling Clinic this year.

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  84. Don Mahad awarded Scottish Senior Clinical Fellowship

    5 December 2013

    Congratulations to Dr Don Mahad on his fellowship award.

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  85. Anne Rowling Clinic featured in MND patient care handbook

    3 December 2013

    The Anne Rowling Clinic and Euan MacDonald Centre are mentioned favourably in a new handbook on MND patient care published by ALS Worldwide.

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  86. Photos from Firewalk Challenge

    25 November 2013

    Here are some pictures of our fundraising Firewalk event.

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  87. Partnership formed to tackle motor neurone disease

    19 November 2013

    World Cup-winning rugby star Joost van der Westhuizen is joining forces with Euan MacDonald Centre researchers in a new partnership to tackle MND.

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  88. Speaking a second language may delay dementia

    6 November 2013

    Anne Rowling Clinic investigator Dr Thomas Bak, with collaborators in India, has shown that people who speak more than one language and who develop dementia tend to do so up to five years later than those who are monolingual.

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  89. New featured publication by Rowling Scholar Shyamanga Borooah

    31 October 2013

    Dr Shyamanga Borooah has published a paper about using the potential of human stem cells to research and treat retinal disease.

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  90. Matt Piper's marathon fundraising

    20 October 2013

    Matt Piper is undertaking an amazing array of physical challenges to raise money for the Anne Rowling Clinic.

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  91. Winning essay published

    10 October 2013

    The essay by Fraser Brown that won the competition at our Launch Symposium, has been published in the Scottish Universities Medical Journal.

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  92. Official opening of the Anne Rowling Clinic

    9 October 2013

    The Anne Rowling Clinic has been officially opened by HRH The Princess Royal.

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  93. Brooks Brothers Exclusive Shopping Evening

    4 October 2013

    Enjoy an exclusive shopping and fundraising evening at Brooks Brothers, George Street, Edinburgh, with refreshments and entertainment.

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  94. Welcome to new Rowling Scholar, James Cameron

    25 September 2013

    James Cameron, a clinical ophthalmologist, has been appointed as a Rowling Scholar.

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  95. A Tough (Mudder) way to fundraise

    4 September 2013

    Congratulations and many thanks to Beth Vokurka, who completed the gruelling Tough Mudder last weekend to fundraise for the Anne Rowling Clinic.

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  96. Molton Brown fundraising event

    21 August 2013

    Molton Brown Edinburgh is holding an exclusive shopping evening in aid of the Anne Rowling Clinic.

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  97. Fellowship awarded to Rickie Patani

    21 August 2013

    Rowling Fellow Dr Rickie Patani has been awarded a prestigious Intermediate Clinical Fellowship.

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  98. Request for tombola prizes

    30 July 2013

    Can you donate a tombola prize for a Rowling Clinic fundraiser?

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  99. Summer newsletter now available

    19 July 2013

    The Anne Rowling Clinic's summer e-newsletter is now available.

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  100. Transatlantic partnership to tackle neurodegenerative disease

    18 July 2013

    The University of Edinburgh has announced a major partnership with biotechnology company Biogen Idec to better understand neurodegenerative diseases and identify potential new drug treatments.

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  101. MS-SMART: a new clinical trial

    17 July 2013

    MS-SMART will assess the effects of three drugs on secondary progressive MS.

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  102. Hello Pamela but goodbye Mindy

    27 June 2013

    We welcome Pamela Macdonald to the team but are very sad to be saying goodbye to Mindy Quigley,

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  103. Scientific launch symposium success

    24 June 2013

    "The Clinical Science of Regenerative Neurology" was enjoyed by nearly 300 delegates.

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  104. Community fundraising update

    22 June 2013

    A round-up of what our supporters have been up to in the last few months.

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  105. Global MND Awareness Day 2013

    20 June 2013

    Find out how we are involved in Global MND Awareness Day 2013.

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  106. Regenerating Hope: Siddharthan Chandran gives TED talk

    12 June 2013

    Clinic Director Siddharthan Chandran has given a TED talk about Regenerative Neurology.

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  107. Art in the Anne Rowling Clinic

    12 June 2013

    Paintings by Edinburgh College of Art students have recently been installed in the Clinic.

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  108. Thank you to the Inner Wheel of Alloway

    12 June 2013

    Many thanks to the ladies for their fundraising efforts

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  109. Reviews needed for Euan's Guide

    5 June 2013

    Euan's Guide will feature impartial reviews on accessibility for venues nationwide.

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  110. Stem cell programming advance

    3 June 2013

    Anne Rowling Clinic scientists have published a new insight into how stem cells can be made from skin cells.

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  111. Welcome to our three new members of staff

    22 May 2013

    Three new staff have recently started working at the Anne Rowling Clinic.

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  112. Time Capsule installed in the Clinic

    8 May 2013

    A time capsule is now on display in the Anne Rowling Clinic

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  113. Edinburgh stem cell discovery gives insight into MND

    26 February 2013

    Edinburgh researchers and international collaborators have published major new findings about the mechanisms of MND.

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  114. Launch Symposium poster and essay competitions now open!

    4 February 2013

    The poster competition and the undergraduate essay competitions for the Anne Rowling Clinic's Launch Symposium are now open for entries.

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  115. Appointment of the first Rowling Fellow

    30 January 2013

    We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Rickie Patani of Cambridge University as our first Rowling Fellow.

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  116. Senior Clinical Research Fellow appointed

    23 January 2013

    Dr Peter Connick has been appointed as Senior Clinical Research Fellow at the Anne Rowling Clinic.

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  117. Beth's Hogwarts Challenge

    15 January 2013

    Beth Watling and friends are walking the journey of the Hogwarts Express to fundraise for the Anne Rowling Clinic.

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  118. Stem Cell Advance May Help Drug Development

    15 January 2013

    Researchers at the Scottish Centre for Regenerative Medicine have reported a new method of generating stem cells.

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  119. Factsheets about stem cells in MS and MND

    18 December 2012

    EuroStemCell has published factsheets about the usefulness of stem cells in MS and MND research.

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  120. Anne Rowling Clinic highlighted by Edinburgh Campaign

    18 December 2012

    The Anne Rowling Clinic was selected to illustrate the legacy and impact of the Edinburgh Campaign.

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  121. Clinic Manager appointed

    12 December 2012

    Mrs Shuna Colville has been appointed as the Anne Rowling Clinic Manager.

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  122. Clinic building completed!

    11 December 2012

    The Anne Rowling Clinic building is ready to receive patients in the New Year.

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  123. Study pinpoints Orkney Isles as MS hot spot

    10 December 2012

    The Orkney Isles have been identified by Edinburgh researchers as having the highest rate of multiple sclerosis in the world.

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  124. Community Fundraising Diary 2012

    10 December 2012

    A big thank you to our supporters, who this year have baked, celebrated, climbed, cycled, skydived and swum to raise almost £20,000 for the Clinic.

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  125. Edinburgh Neuroresearchers Fund Open

    5 November 2012

    The Edinburgh Neuroresearchers Fund has issued its call for applications for November 2012

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  126. Medal for Edinburgh Neuroscience Coordinator

    5 November 2012

    Dr Jane Haley, Coordinator of Edinburgh Neuroscience, has been awarded the Principal's Medal.

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  127. Open Doors Day success

    9 October 2012

    The new Scottish Centre for Regenerative Medicine (SCRM) building opened its doors to the public on 23 September 2012 as part of the Edinburgh Doors Open Day weekend.

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  128. First Rowling Scholar seeks to unlock the mysteries of pain in MS

    1 October 2012

    Dr Peter Foley, a clinical PhD student whose research explores pain in MS, has been appointed as the Anne Rowling Clinic’s first Rowling Scholar.

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  129. Clinic building nears completion

    27 September 2012

    The Anne Rowling Clinic building at Little France, Edinburgh, is due to be completed at the end of 2012.

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  130. Sponsored Ben Nevis climb

    13 September 2012

    Anne-Marie Ritchie and her team have climbed Ben Nevis to fundraise for the Anne Rowling Clinic.
    The 20-strong team tackled Scotland's highest mountain on Saturday 11th August.

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