Brain Research Centre Opens Doors in City
A "world class" pounds 5 million centre for brain research has opened in Birmingham.
The Aston Brain Centre (ABC) at Aston University will be used to look at all areas of brain research, from child development to healthy ageing and conditions including epilepsy, dyslexia, ADHD and autism.
The centre houses a whole brain scanner specifically for children - the only one of its kind in Europe and one of three in the world - plus a sleep research laboratory to look at sleep disorders and a human brain tissue lab for the study of brain cell function.
It will also provide a referral service for the NHS, providing innovative diagnostic services that are currently unavailable within the NHS.
Centre director professor Paul Furlong said: "Aston University has a 40-year track record of research leadership in the study of brain development and imaging.
"Our team of scientists will be working to understand how the brain works in health and disease, using the latest technology to study all aspects of brain function throughout a person's life from individual brain cells through to the whole brain. …