Discovery Projects - Grant ID: DP140103233 [ 2014 - 2016 ]

Research Grant

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Researchers Prof Roger Chung; Dr Nicholas Cole; Prof Adrian West;

Brief description The adult brain and spinal cord recovery poorly from injury. Attempts to overcome this problem include methods to promote the intrinsic regenerative capacity of injured neurons, and modulating the inhibitory extracellular environment to become permissive to regeneration. The goal of this project is to investigate an endogenous regenerative mechanism in the injured brain. This project will use the latest, cutting-edge microscopy techniques to visualise whether the endogenous astrocyte protein metallothionein can promote regeneration in the injured nervous system of living zebrafish. The successful outcomes of this project will provide significant insight into understanding how the brain responds to injury.

Funding Amount 383000

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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