Human olfactory neurosphere-derived cells: a novel cellular model for Parkinson's disease. [ 2011 - 2014 ]

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Researchers: Prof George Mellick (Principal investigator) ,  A/Pr Stephen Wood Dr Anthony Cook E/Pr Alan Mackay-Sim Prof Christine Wells
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Brief description ParkinsonÍs disease (PD) is an incurable, brain disease that affects 75,000 Australians with great societal cost. We are working on adult stem cells called (hONS) grown from peopleÍs olfactory mucosa (in the nose) as a research tool to study PD. Our project examines differences seen in hONS from people with PD and determines how certain cellular processes impact on the function of these cells. This work will enhance our understanding of the biology of PD and identify new targets for therapies.

Funding Amount $AUD 365,126.43

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