There are hundreds of neurological conditions and we fund research to help those affected – to discover the causes, develop new treatments and improve people’s quality of life.
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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Dr Thomas Warner's research into childhood dystonia, funded by Brain Research TrustRead More
Professor Louis Lemieux's research at UCL Institute of Neurology, studying imaging techniques for epilepsyRead More