Clinical sciences

Clinical Sciences at the University of Edinburgh has an international reputation for research excellence and innovation.

Clinical Sciences is a Deanery within the Edinburgh Medical School, and is home to the British Heart Foundation Centre for Cardiovascular Science, the Medical Research Council (MRC) Centre for Inflammation Research, the MRC Centre for Regenerative Medicine, the MRC Centre for Reproductive Health, the Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences and the Edinburgh Dental Institute.

Clinical Sciences boasts world-class research, state-of-the-art facilities, MRC-funded centres, all major imaging technologies and close collaboration with NHS hospitals, and provides clinical trials support and co-location of research centres to enable interdisciplinarity, as well as commercialisation training and opportunities.

Key areas of expertise

Reproductive Health

The MRC Centre for Reproductive Health brings together scientists with expertise in reproductive biology, stem cells, inflammation, development, hormonal disease and imaging to research conditions that affect the reproductive ability and the health of men and women.

Inflammation Research

The Centre for Inflammation Research promotes the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of inflammatory diseases through the interdisciplinary study of the initiation, regulation and resolution of inflammatory responses. Within a grouping of over 120 researchers, there is a strong clinical influence based around respiratory medicine, renal medicine and histopathology.

Clinical Brain Sciences

The Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences (CCBS) undertakes fundamental and clinical research into major neurological disorders. CCBS investigators from across groups, Schools and Colleges study the causes, consequences and treatment of major brain disorders, as well as playing a key role in translating research findings into benefits for patients.

Cardiovascular Science

The Centre for Cardiovascular Science is a world-leading centre of excellence that integrates discovery, translational and clinical cardiovascular research to transform the diagnosis, treatment and management of people with heart and circulatory diseases. The research centre receives major support from the Wellcome Trust, the British Heart Foundation, and the Medical Research Council.

Regenerative Medicine

The Centre for Regenerative Medicine brings together world-leading basic stem cell research with established clinical excellence to deliver a "bench-to-bedside" approach aimed at developing new treatments for major diseases including cancer, diabetes, degenerative diseases such as multiple sclerosis and Parkinson's disease, and liver failure.

Dental

Edinburgh Dental Institute provides academically rigorous programmes within its excellent clinical and teaching facilities. The Institute has strong cooperation and collaboration links between the University of Edinburgh, NHS Lothian, NHS Education for Scotland and the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

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Collaborative research in predictive biomarkers
Biotechnology
Clinical Sciences
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New biopsy technology detects cancer early
Clinical Sciences
Genetics & Cancer
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Pheno Therapeutics
Clinical Sciences
Neuroscience
Startups and spinouts
Therapeutics
Tissue regeneration and repair
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Invizius - H-Guard against inflammation
Clinical Sciences
Medical technologies
Startups and spinouts
Therapeutics
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Working with big pharma to find new liver treatments
Clinical Sciences
Tissue regeneration and repair
16 Apr 2021
Opinion 
Liver disease: tackling a global challenge
Clinical Sciences
Data, AI & Robotics
Technology 
DAINTech
A novel, stable, sustainable approach to formulation.
Biotechnology
Clinical Sciences
Technology 
Endoscopic Fluorescence Imaging Device
Endoscopic device with fluorescence lifetime imaging capability
Clinical Sciences
Medical technologies
Technology 
New Method of Detecting Endoscope Position
This novel solution allows the fibre tip or cladding to be directly imaged through, and deep within the body.
Clinical Sciences
Therapeutics
Technology 
In vitro culture of oocytes
Improved fertility and fertility preservation
Clinical Sciences
Therapeutics
Technology 
Cell model of Parkinson’s disease
A valuable experimental system to identify compounds that reduce levels and aggregation of α-synuclein and investigate the mechanistic basis of neurodegeneration.
Clinical Sciences
Neuroscience
Therapeutics
Technology 
Effective identification of complex mixtures
Identification of complex chemical mixtures using portable hand-held devices
Clinical Sciences
Technology 
Engineered Reprogramming Factors for iPSC Generation
A series of engineered molecules that retain a highly specific ability to reprogram adult or fully differentiated cells into pluripotent stem cells only.
Biotechnology
Clinical Sciences
Technology 
Vascular Pathologies Treatment
Therapeutic target for treating vascular pathologies.
Clinical Sciences
Therapeutics