Stephen Lawrie wins Public Communication prize

August 16th, 2017

Many congratulations to Professor Stephen Lawrie of the Patrick Wild Centre, who has won the British Association for Psychopharmacology (BAP) Senior Public Communication Prize. The BAP Public Communication Prizes are awarded annually to reward excellence in both clinical and non-clinical science communication to the public in the area of psychopharmacology. Stephen won the prize for his many and varied public engagement contributions, including: ‘Mental health is…mental’ talk at the Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas, Edinburgh Festival Fringe August 2016 Radio 4 …

New paper from the Patrick Wild Centre

August 2nd, 2017

Cell-Type-Specific Translation Profiling Reveals a Novel Strategy for Treating Fragile X Syndrome. Sophie R. Thomson, Sang S. Seo, Stephanie A. Barnes,, Susana R. Louros, Melania Muscas, Owen Dando, Caoimhe Kirby, David J.A. Wyllie, Giles E. Hardingham, Peter C. Kind, Emily K. Osterweil. The Osterweil lab has identified a potential new strategy for treating fragile x syndrome. As excessive protein synthesis is pathological in the fragile X brain, it is thought that over-produced proteins should be downregulated. In their study, they found that one …

Dr Sue Fletcher-Watson talks about autism on BBC5 live

July 23rd, 2017

On 13 July 2017, Patrick Wild Centre Researcher Dr Sue Fletcher-Watson spoke to BBC Radio 5 Live about autism following an interview with best-selling author David Mitchell  about his autistic son.  Sue, along with Tom Purser (Head of Campaigns at the National Autistic Society and parent to an autistic son) and parent callers, spoke about changing perceptions of autism. You can listen to the interview here: BBC Radio 5 live (13july17 – from 36:20) – [available until 12aug17]