Principal Investigators

    Prof Ostoja Vucic


    University of Sydney

    Contact information of lead PI



    Title of project or programme

    Pathophysiology of ALS

    Source of funding information

    National Health and Medical Research Council

    Total sum awarded (Euro)

    € 171,978

    Start date of award


    Total duration of award in years



    Research Abstract

    Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a rapidly progressive neurodegenerative disorder, with one Australian dying from ALS every day. The mechanisms underlying the development of ALS remain to be determined. Using a novel neurophysiological technique, it is envisaged that the current proposal will establish that ALS begins in the brain and is mediated by cortical hyperexcitability. Further, a diagnostic test for ALS will be developed ensuring earlier diagnosis and institution of treatment.

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