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Major new study into brain ageing launched in Cambridge
Research efforts to understand the effects of ageing on the brain have been given a major boost following a £5M grant from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC).
This large, interdisciplinary research project will study changes in the brain across the adult life-span and their impact on changes in cognitive function. Its main emphasis will be on determining the extent of neural flexibility and the potential for neural reorganisation to preserve cognitive functions.
This project is a collaboration between scientists in the Departments of Experimental Psychology, Public Health and Primary Care, Psychiatry, and Clinical Neurosciences in the University of Cambridge and the Medical Research Council Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit in Cambridge. The combined research group is called the 'Cambridge Centre for Ageing and Neuroscience' (Cam-CAN).
Posted on 04/10/2010
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