sclerosis (MS) affects the nervous system by chewing up the axons that connect
neurons to one another, which slows, stops or simply randomizes the
transmission of nerve impulses. At the Centre for clinical brain sciences at
the University of Edinburgh, Siddharthan Chandran works in the emerging
discipline of regenerative neurology -- exploring how injured or damaged
neurons in the brain might actually be repaired.
His research strategy uses MS and motor neuron disease (ALS, or Lou Gehrig's
disease) as primary disease models, combining laboratory and clinical activity
to study brain injury, neurodegeneration and repair, using stem cells to
model and test. His work, he says, "reflects the complexity of the brain.
You can replace a kidney, but not a brain. One must remain careful and humble
in the face of current knowledge." He is also director of the Anne Rowling
Regenerative Neurology Clinic.
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Bringing India to the rest of the world was our driving force.
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