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