Investigation of dysfunction of OPRS1, a novel gene implicated in neurodegeneration [ 2010 - 2013 ]

Also known as: Investigation of a new gene that causes dementia

Research Grant

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Researchers: Dr Carol Dobson-Stone (Principal investigator)

Brief description A new gene has recently been discovered to play an important role in various brain and nerve degeneration disorders, including frontotemporal dementia and motor neuron disease. The aim of this project is to discover what biological processes are involved when this gene malfunctions, as this will provide knowledge important for development of new treatments for the many people worldwide affected with these disorders.

Funding Amount $AUD 535,471.04

Funding Scheme NHMRC Project Grants

Notes New Investigator Grant

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