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BRC awards £700,000 to neuroscience projects

21 January 2015


The BRC have awarded over £700,000 to three exciting clinical research projects in neuroscience.

The awards were confirmed last month for the following innovative projects:

  • £250,000 to Professor Linda Greensmith, from the Sobell Department of Motor Neuroscience and Movement Disorders, UCL Institute of Neurology, to validate the use of skeletal muscle MRI as a way of detecting motor neurone disease progression.
  • £220,000 to Professor Andrey Abramov and Dr Sonia Gandhi, from the Department of Molecular Neuroscience, UCL Institute of Neurology, to use novel methodology to visualize small misfolded proteins called oligomers, thought to be the cause of cell death and spread of Parkinson's disease (PD).  
  • £500,000 (£250,000 from the BRC Cardiometabolic programme) to Dr Robert Simister, from the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, and Dr Reecha Sofat, from the Centre for Clinical Pharmacology, to create a platform for multi-dimensional characterisation of every patient presenting with stroke at the UCLH Hyperacute Stroke Unit.

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