Olfactory ensheathing cells: a major contributor to axon guidance? (2008–2010)

The olfactory (smell) system is a unique part of the nervious system because nerve cells are generated throughout life. Understanding how the olfactory system grows and regenerates may lead to therapeutic approaches to repair other regions of the nervous system. This project will use high resolution digital time-lapse imaging of living nerve cells and the specialised cells called olfactory ensheathing cells to determin how the behaviour of these cells can be manipulated to improve regeneration
Grant type:
NHMRC Project Grant
Funded by:
National Health and Medical Research Council