Principal Investigators

    Prof Anthony Hannan


    University of Melbourne

    Contact information of lead PI



    Title of project or programme

    Gene-environment interactions modulating cognition and dementia in Huntington’s disease

    Source of funding information

    National Health and Medical Research Council

    Total sum awarded (Euro)

    € 263,032

    Start date of award


    Total duration of award in years



    Research Abstract

    We are investigating mechanisms whereby cognitive symptoms, culminating in dementia, occur in a fatal brain disease, Huntington’s. We will explore how the ‘genetic stutter’ affects the brain at the level of molecules and cells, which will help identify targets for future treatment. We will also establish how environmental factors, including cognitive stimulation, physical activity and stress, modulate dementia. This will inform the development of treatments for this currently incurable disease.

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