NEW CENTRE FOR BRAIN SCIENCE
The Leonard Wolfson Experimental Neurology Centre will support vital research into Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.
It weighs just three pounds, is the most complex part of the human body and, until recently, posed the most incomprehensible challenge to scientists trying to crack its code. But now the human brain is starting to divulge some of its secrets, and experts at a new unit at UCL hope the potential for more studies and trials will increase our knowledge further.
Consisting of in-patient rooms, a consulting room and a laboratory, the new Leonard Wolfson Experimental Neurology Centre (LWENC) has been established with a £20m award from the Wolfson Foundation. The centre will support vital research into neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Huntington’s, multiple sclerosis, stroke and prion diseases.
According to Dr Vincenzo Libri, Head of the LWENC Clinical Facility: “Our mission is to provide world-class clinical and governance expertise and infrastructure to expedite translational research and the early evaluation of novel treatments for neurodegenerative diseases. We have exciting years ahead of us.”
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