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Case studies

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Identifying the Cellular and Molecular basis of microcephaly and macrocephaly

Uncovering the causes of Microcephaly and Macrocephaly in order to develop more effective treatments.

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Exploring the link between early life stress and mental illness

Exposure to stress early in life is linked with an increased risk of developing several psychiatric disorders.

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Real brains in real time; the power of electrophysiology

In both patients and rodent models we see the same structural changes in neuronal circuitry, across the brain.

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Exploring the therapeutic potential of exercise in neurodegenerative disease using MRI

Aiming to reduce the severity of symptoms and slow the rate of symptom and pathology progression. 

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Identifying genes and biological pathways associated with Alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer's disease is the most common cause of dementia and affects over 830,000 people in the UK.

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The investigation of microstructural changes in the cortex in Autism Spectrum Disorders

Looking at dendritic organisation in several regions of the brain related to social processes.

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Finding the link between neuronal plasticity and schizophrenia

Comparing the mechanisms involved in learning and memory to those involved in the development of schizophrenia.