Our Research - Development and Early life

Our Research - Development and Early life

 

Within a month of life commencing, we start forming the early structures that make up the human brain. Millions of cells (neurones and glia) are generated and all have to migrate to the correct location and make connections with other cells. Many of our researchers are interested in how this process occurs and how the complex interactions between cells are achieved. This process can sometimes occur unconventionally, leading to conditions that manifest during development and childhood but often persist throughout life. Our early life researchers are particularly interested in better understanding:

  • Neurodevelopment
  • Autism
  • Early Life Stress
  • Epilepsy
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)

Our researchers are busy helping to create information for you about the research areas listed above - these will be made available soon.

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