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Restoration of the nigrostriatal pathway in the Parkinsonian brain [ 2010 - 2012 ]

Also known as: Repairing the brain in Parkinsons disease

Research Grant

[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/nhmrc/628542]

Researchers: A/Pr Clare Parish (Principal investigator) ,  Dr Lachlan Thompson

Brief description Many obstacles exist for cell transplantation in Parkinson's disease; namely poor restoration of the host brain circuitry due to incorrect graft placement. This results in incomplete motor function and unwanted side effects. Through iterative studies we endeavor to restore this circuitry by placing grafts in the appropriate location and promoting their survival and growth-integrations. This will require: optimizing the donor tissue and exposure of the graft to growth stimulating factors.

Funding Amount $AUD 299,431.75

Funding Scheme NHMRC Project Grants

Notes Standard Project Grant

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