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Our multidisciplinary and ambitious research is helping to translate scientific discoveries in the laboratory into pioneering treatments for patients. Discover how our experts are finding answers to complex problems and changing the world for the better.
Nerve cells
Chronic nerve pain

The link between cell ‘dark matter’ and chronic nerve pain

Our researchers have found a link between neuropathic pain and ‘dark matter’ in cells, which could lead to new treatments for patients with chronic nerve pain.

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The Goldilocks collar

Professor Chris McDermott and his team are transforming the lives of their patients by giving them some independence back – with the help of NASA technology.

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Repairing nerves with 3D printing

Our researchers are using a unique library of human tissue – and biocompatible 3D printed materials – to improve patient treatment and quality of life.

Neurons

MND discovery could lead to new treatments

Scientists have discovered a new gene variation that causes motor neurone disease (MND) in a novel biological pathway that until now hasn’t been linked with neurodegeneration.

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Liver drug trialled in Parkinson’s patients

For the first time, a drug used to treat liver disease is being trialled in patients with Parkinson’s disease to assess its potential to slow down disease progression.

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