Our mission is to investigate new and effective treatments and interventions to cure traumatic brain injury related degeneration, as well as neurological diseases. We are also wholeheartedly committed to improvement of patients' lives during and after these treatments.
Modern Neuroscience is a multidisciplinary science devoted to the understanding of the nervous system and many of its aspects: how it is structured, how it works, how it develops, how it functions and malfunctions, and how it can be changed. It studies the brain and its very complex functioning and communication processes, both with itself as well as with the rest of the body. For example, Neurons are cells specialized for communication. They are able to communicate with neurons and other cell types through specialized junctions called synapses, at which electrical or electrochemical signals can be transmitted from one cell to another.
Scientists continually investigate the brain on many levels, from the molecules to complex forms of behaviour. In fact the entire nervous system provides a plethora of opportunities for inquiry, including studying how the neurons work, how they communicate, how are they organized, how are connections between neurons established and change with learning or experience, and how the neurons are affected by pharmaceuticals or diseases. Aside from deeper insights into mental activity, the study of neuroscience allows for development of new therapeutics to address physical brain as well as psychological ailments.
More than 1,000 disorders of the brain and nervous system exist. These include: Intellectual and developmental disabilities such as Down syndrome, autism spectrum disorders and Fragile X syndrome; Behavioral disorders such as attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder; Psychiatric diseases such as schizophrenia and obsessive-compulsive disorder; Degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease; Injuries including traumatic brain injury and stroke; Cancers including brain tumors; Immune system disorders such as HIV/AIDS and multiple sclerosis; Addiction; and Epilepsy and seizures.
Our Neuroscience Research Program brings together renowned neuroscientists in the areas of Developmental, Cognitive, Molecular and Cellular, Behavioral, as well as Clinical neuroscience. In close collaboration with experts in the fields such as imaging, neurology, psychology, pathology, biology, and bioinformatics, our study focuses on Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
Stephen is studying Medicine at King's College London, specialising in Cellular and Cognitive Neuroscience. Alongside his medical degree he is also undertaking a BSc in Regenerative Medicine & Innovation Biotechnology.
Frank is studying for a PhD at Aston University in the Biology of Ageing. He also holds an MPhil in Regenerative Medicine, an MSc & DIC in Molecular Medicine, an MA in Biotechnology Law & Ethics and a BSc in Bioinformatics.
Anne has achieved an MPhil in Bioscience Enterprise at Cambridge University last October. She completed her BSc at King's College London with a First Class Honours in Biomedical Science, specialising in neuroimaging and social paleoneurology.
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