Eight new neuroscience research projects will soon get underway in Greater Manchester.
Health Innovation Manchester, through its Manchester Academic Health Science Centre (MAHSC) Neuroscience Research Domain, is funding the eight pilot projects which will drive new research collaborations.
Domain clinical lead Professor Andrew King is Professor of Neurosurgery at The University of Manchester and a Consultant Neurosurgeon at Salford Royal, part of the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group. He said: “This investment of £62,000 will support eight new research projects, all of them very promising ideas that show the breadth and depth of neuroscience research in Greater Manchester. All the projects that have successfully applied for funding are aimed at improving patient care and developing new therapies and cover a range of neurological diseases.”
Domain academic lead Professor Stuart Allan from The University of Manchester said: “At least one in six people lives with one or more neurological conditions. That’s why it’s so important that the MAHSC Neuroscience Research Domain brings together academic expertise in neuroscience from across Greater Manchester for the benefit of our population. These grants support collaboration between scientists and clinicians in our local universities and NHS Trusts and we hope the successful pilot projects will lead to grant applications for larger studies.”
The projects are:
MAHSC’s Neuroscience research domain is delivered by Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust, part of the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group.