Principal Investigators

    Dr Anna King


    University of Tasmania

    Contact information of lead PI



    Title of project or programme

    Axon degeneration and axon protection in CNS disease and injury

    Source of funding information

    National Health and Medical Research Council

    Total sum awarded (Euro)

    € 259,526

    Start date of award


    Total duration of award in years



    Research Abstract

    One of the major reasons for the clinical symptoms of neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease and Motor Neuron Disease is the loss of connections between the nerve cells. Nerve cells are connected by specialized processes called axons. In disease these processes can breakdown. This project specifically looks at how axons break down in disease and tests therapeutic strategies to protect them.

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Types: Investments < €500k
Member States: Australia
Diseases: N/A
Years: 2016
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