Neuroprotection: protecting the central nervous system (retina and brain) from degeneration

Summary

Using rodent models and clinical trials, we are exploring strategies to protect the retina and brain from degeneration, in models of age-related macular degeneration, Alzheimer-like dementias and Parkinson's disease.

Supervisor(s)

Professor Jonathan Stone

Research Location

Camperdown - Central Clinical School - Save Sight Institute

Program Type

Masters/PHD

Synopsis

We are exploring the effectiveness of three increasingly well established neuroprotectants - dietary saffron, photobiomodulation and remote ischaemic preconditioning. Each show remarkable ability to slow degenerations in models of these three diseases, and a clinical trial of saffron in AMD (age-related macular degeneration) has begun.

Additional Information

Location: Bosch Institute and Department of Physiology, School of Medical Science and Save Sight Institute.

Opportunities exist for MPhil/MSc and PhD projects in all aspects of this work 

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Keywords

Age-related macular degeneration, Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, Parkinson’s Disease, saffron, photobiomodulation, remote ischaemic preconditioning

Opportunity ID

The opportunity ID for this research opportunity is: 545

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