Movement disorders studied in transgenic mice

Grant number: 509072 | Funding period: 2008 - 2010

Completed

Abstract

We will use genetically engineered mice to study brain circuitry in an effort to understand the anatomical basis of Huntington's disease and a number of other more common degenerative brain diseases similar to Parkinson's disease. We will look at the brain in detail to decipher how the injured brain repais itself by making new connections and by producing new cells. We will also study supporting cells in the brain to determine if they play a beneficial role in this injury repair process.

University of Melbourne Researchers