The centre held its third research open day on 19 May. The event attracted over 600 people including patients, the general public, patient representatives and staff.
The neuroscience stands included displays of transcranial direct current stimulation and prism glasses being investigated as potential aids to stroke recovery. Interactive exhibits included methods used to measure pain sensitivity, a demonstration of behavioural tasks used to investigate motor learning, and the use of Doppler ultrasound to screen for carotid plaques.
One of the highlights of the day was an eloquent and moving speech by Jonathan Wyatt, a patient from a gene therapy trial conducted in our Department, explaining his motivation for taking part in research and the remarkable results of the pilot trial. You can read more about this in the choroideremia gene therapy press release.
The event received widespread coverage in the local press and on radio.
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