Our research

There are hundreds of neurological conditions. We fund the best research to discover the causes, develop new treatments, and improve the lives of those affected.

Professor Rob Brownstone is the Brain Research UK funded Chair of Neurosurgery at UCL Institute of Neurology. Professor Brownstone’s research is focusing on understanding how the brain and spinal cord work together to produce movement. He hopes to improve the lives of those affected by neurological disorders that impair movement.

To read more about Professor Brownstone's research, click here.

How advances in one area of neurological science can benefit other conditions

Brain Research UK funded the introduction into the UK of deep brain stimulation (DBS) which is a surgical procedure where a patient has an electrode inserted into a part of their brain and a stimulator in their chest. It is a non-medicated way to treat seizures by blocking damaging signals to the brain via the electrode activated by the brain stimulator. 

DBS, first helped to treat the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, is now also used for epilepsy, cluster headaches and dystonia.

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Our research

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Meet our researchers: Professor Jonathan Schott, UCL Institute of Neurology

06/04/17

Exploring the interaction of genes and environment in the development of Alzheimer’s disease

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Meet our researchers: Professor Linda Greensmith and motor neurone disease

06/04/17

Professor Linda Greensmith's research demonstrates hope for MND

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Research to improve people's quality of life

Professor Rob Brownstone, Brain Research Trust Chair of Neurosurgery at UCL Institute of Neurology

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