Author: psychmedcomms

Join us to celebrate patient and public involvement in research

The BRAIN Unit and National Centre for Mental Health (NCMH) will co-host an event on Saturday 20 April to celebrate the role patient and public involvement groups play in research. The event will bring together public and patient involvement groups, researchers and the general public…

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Meet the researcher: Dr Cheney Drew

My name is Dr Cheney Drew, and I am a Research Fellow and Senior Clinical Trials Manager based in Centre for Trials Research in Cardiff University.   About me Outside of my work at Cardiff University, I have many passions, from ultra-marathon running to arts…

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Meet the researcher: Susruta Manivanan

As a Clinical Research Fellow in Neurosurgery, Susruta is working on identifying strategies for optimising the effective delivery of cell and gene-therapies to the brain, under the supervision of Professor Liam Gray.   About me I am a neurosurgical trainee currently taking time out of…

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How far have we come with cell and gene therapies?

BRAIN researchers have co-edited a book which examines the progress of cell therapies in the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, published last November. Cell therapies are a promising development for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases (NDDs) such as Huntington’s and Parkinson’s, which occur when nerve cells…

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