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Lay Summaries for all the studies supported by BRAIN UK within the past 12 months. 

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BRAIN UK Study Ref Lay SummaryProject Status
 23/001 Investigating the expression of BACE1 in human astrocytoma Active
 23/002 Juvenile Dermatomyositis Cohort and Biobank Study Active
 23/003 Investigating the genetic basis of nutritional optic and sensory neuropathy in black African and Caribbean communities in the UK Active
 23/004 Studying the pathogenesis of Huntington’s disease in post-mortem tissues Active
 23/005 Divergent differentiation in Brain Tumours Active
 23/006 Ascertaining the role of SSTR2 in skull base tumours and brain cancer and potential utility as a diagnostic and/or prognostic biomarker and therapeutic target Active
 23/007 A post-mortem study of progenitor cells and the injury response following severe traumatic brain injury Active
 23/008 Investigation of FGF receptor functions in human glioblastoma Active
 23/009 SPCA in ALS Active
 23/010 The role of amyloid-precursor protein processing (APP) in breast cancer; lessons learnt from Alzheimer’s disease Active
 23/011 Clinicopathological correlations of immune response in inflammatory neuropathies Active
 23/012 Expression of THIKl in temporal cortex from normal donors and those with Temporal Lobe Epilepsy (TLE) Active
 23/014 Delineating the neuropathophysiological mechanisms underpinning severe drug-resistant epilepsy in Alpers’ syndrome Active
 23/015 Epidemiologic, Histologic, and Molecular Features of Methylation Class Pleomorphic Xanthoastrocytoma Active
 23/016 Verifying the surrogate marker, NCOA2, for identifying the HEY1-NCOA2 fusion gene in mesenchymal chondrosarcoma (MCS) Active
 23/017 AN1792 immunotherapy effects on plaque-associated synapse loss and gliosis Active
 23/018 A Study of Tumours and Embryology of the Meninges and Skull (STEMS) Active
 23/019 Mass spectrometry mapping of childhood primary and recurrent cerebellar brain tumours Active
 23/020 Investigation the role of Cellular Prion protein (PrP C) in multi drug resistance (MDR) in schwannoma and meningioma tumours Active
 23/021 Expression of OxR1 in hypothalamus and pons from normal donors and those with Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS Active
 23/022 Understanding Porphyromonas gingivalis Infection in Alzheimer’s Disease Active
 23/023 Understanding microenvironmental determinants of glioblastoma invasion Active
 23/024 The multifaceted role of MMPs and TIMPs in AD after immunotherapy Active
 23/025 Development of a mass-spectrometry tissue classifier for rapid diagnosis of brain tumours Active
 23/026 Genome and transcriptome analysis in DRPLA, other rare repeat expansion disorders and undiagnosed inherited ataxia tissue  Active
 23/027 Molecular characterisation of novel and rare subtypes of high-grade glioma occurring in the paediatric and young adult age groups Active
 24/001 The mosaic brain: a new diagnostic approach in focal epilepsies Active
24/002 Characterization of rare neuronal and glial tumour types to increase diagnostic accuracy, identify treatment targets and improve prognostication Active


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