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Using magnetic nanotechnology to aid recovery from neurotrauma [ 2009 - 2013 ]

Research Grant

[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP0988351]

Researchers Dr KL Swaminatha-Iyer; Prof SA Dunlop; Dr G Plant; Prof AR Harvey

Brief description Nanotechnology is an exciting new field that holds great promise to solve challenging health issues including neurotrauma associated with brain and spinal cord injury. Current methods to deliver drugs and stimulate tissue repair after neurotrauma do not work effectively and new approaches are urgently need. The recently established research team brings together expertise in nanotechnology and neuroscience to develop new, safe ways to deliver drugs and stimulate tissue repair after neurotrauma, and provide quality research training. Specifically designed nanomaterials will deliver drugs slowly over time and act as scaffolds to stop cells dying and stimulate them to restore broken connections and work again.

Funding Amount $590,000

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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