Can nutritional intervention unlock better outcomes after traumatic brain injuries? Investigating brain blood flow and cellular metabolism regulation by ketones following head impacts

Project Code

MRCNMH24Ex Weightman Potter

Research Theme

Neuroscience and Mental Health

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This project will investigate the efficacy of ketogenic supplements to improve cognition and brain blood flow regulation after concussive or sub-concussive head impacts. The approach will be from petri dish to person and allow you to learn a range of skills. In people you will measure head impacts over a season of sport and examine the effect of dietary supplements. You will also explore how ketones alter brain cells using in vitro and ex vivo models.

Lead Supervisor

Dr Paul Weightman Potter

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