The role of neuronal hyper-excitability in an animal model of motor neuron disease (2009–2011)

Every day at least one person in Australia dies of the fatal and untreatable adult neurodegenerative disease of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (motor neuron disease). This research examines the factors driving early increases in neural activity which may lead to the loss of upper and lower motor neurons in adulthood. The use of new methods to suppress production of specific proteins causing increased neural activity may lead to novel treatments for this disease.
Grant type:
NHMRC Project Grant
Funded by:
National Health and Medical Research Council