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Posted in Awards & Appointments on 5th Dec 2012

Professor Masud Husain

Masud Husain, previously Professor of Clinical Neurology at UCL Institute of Neurology, has been appointed Professor of Neurology & Cognitive Neuroscience at Oxford University. He was recently awarded a Wellcome Trust Principal Fellowship to study inattention, impulsivity and apathy in neurological disorders.

Investing £1.2 million in research for sick babies and children

Action Medical Research – the leading UK children’s charity – has announced grants worth more than £1.2 million for top researchers across the country.

The charity is celebrating its anniversary in 2012 by marking 60 years of funding which has led to some key scientific breakthroughs. The new grants have been awarded to research institutes at universities and hospitals investigating conditions affecting babies and children.

Researchers at Newcastle University and The Newcastle upon Tyne NHS Hospitals Foundation Trust have been given a grant of £109,372 for research into upper limb rehabilitation for children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy.

The John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford has also been awarded a three year grant of £173,364 for further research into understanding the genetic basis of childhood ataxias.

 For further information seewww.action.org.uk

The Paradoxical Brain awarded runners up prize by the American Medical Writers Association

The Paradoxical Brain, edited by Professor Narinder Kapur, has won the runners-up prize in the annual book awards of the American Medical Writers Association. The book focuses on a range of phenomena in clinical and cognitive neuroscience that are counterintuitive and go against the grain of established thinking.

Available from www.cambridge.org 

Dr Doug Brown

The Alzheimer’s Society has appointed Dr Doug Brown (pictured right) as the new Director of Research and Development. His previous post was Head of Biomedical Research at the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Dr Doug Brown is determined to make life better for people with the condition.

Increasing investment is a key goal of the society which last year spent more than £3.5 million on research ­– a rise of 33 percent. By 2017, Alzheimer’s Society aims to invest £10 million a year in dementia research.

More information is available at:  www.alzheimers.org.uk

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