Professor David Webb awarded the Fourth Tomoh Masaki Award (2017) at the 15th International Conference on Endothelin

Professor Webb receiving the award from Professor Yanagisawa © 2017, The International Conferences on Endothelin,

David Webb, Professor of Clinical Pharmacology in Edinburgh awarded the Fourth Tomoh Masaki Award (2017) at the 15th International Conference on Endothelin

BHF Four Year PhD Programme 2018

The University of Edinburgh, one of the world’s leading institutions for biomedical research, invites applications for The British Heart Foundation Centre of Research Excellence PhD studentships in Cardiovascular Science.

CVS Research awarded Rosetrees 2017 Interdisciplinary Prize

Dr James Dear and Professor Yaakov Nahmias

Dr James Dear, Centre for Cardiovascular Science and Dr Maiwenn Kersaudy-Kerhoas have been awarded the 2017 Interdisciplinary Prize by the Rosetrees Trust.

CVS students win fundraising award

CVS BHF Fundraising Group

Postgraduate students from the Centre for Cardiovascular Science have been awarded the BHF Volunteer Award for Best New Fundraising Group in Scotland.

Clinics cut pregnancy risks for obese women

Research, published in BMJ Open and carried out at the Tommy’s Centre for Maternal and Fetal Health at the University of Edinburgh, has found that specialist antenatal clinics for severely obese mums-to-be can help cut rates of pregnancy complications.

CVS Symposium 2017

CVS symposium winners 2017

The CVS annual symposium took place on Tuesday 20th January 2017.  Speakers from CVS were joined by Dr Rob Semple, University of Cambridge, Professor Ewan Pearson, University of Dundee, and keynote speaker Dr Valentin Fuster, Physician-in-Chief, Mount Sinai Hospital in NY, USA; Director, Mount Sinai Heart in NY, USA; General Director, National Center for Cardiovascular investigation in Madrid, Spain.

More information about the day can be found here:

Nanoparticles, like those in air pollution, can travel into blood to cause heart disease

As study by researchers at the Centre for Cardiovascular Science suggests that extremely small particles of pollution have the potential to evade the lungs' protective filter system and end up deep in the body.

Heart test changes could save lives

graphic showing comparison of early rule out pathways for acute myocardial infarction

A study by researchers at the Centre for Cardiovascular Science, published in Circulation and funded by the British Heart Foundation, calls for the guidelines on using blood tests to diagnose heart attacks to be urgently implemented to help save lives.

CVS Diabetes study raises treatment hope for kidney disease patients

P2X7R in kidney

Researchers at the Centre for Cardiovascular Science have identified a key molecule linked to kidney damage in people with diabetes, the leading cause of kidney failure. The study also shows that a new drug blocking the molecule could be effective in preventing diabetic kidney disease.

CVS PhD student wins Scottish heat of science communications competition

CVS PhD Student in Famelab UK Finals