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 Trust 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 Trust 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: Dr Thomas Warner and childhood dystonia

06/04/17

Dr Thomas Warner's research into childhood dystonia, funded by Brain Research Trust

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Meet our researchers: Professor Louis Lemieux and epilepsy

06/04/17

Professor Louis Lemieux's research at UCL Institute of Neurology, studying imaging techniques for epilepsy

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Meet our researchers: Professor Ley Sanders and epilepsy

06/04/17

Professor Ley Sander of UCL Institute of Neurology describes his ‘The Long-Term Prognosis of Epilepsy’ research

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