We Should Definitely Have More Dancing

We Should Definitely Have More Dancing

Actor Clara Darcy will share her remarkable story of life, love, dancing and brain surgery on BBC Radio 4 later this month.
Her play ‘We Should Definitely Have More Dancing’ was inspired by her experiences after being diagnosed with a rare form of cancer at the base of her skull called a chordoma, in July 2019.

International Women’s Day 2023

International Women’s Day 2023

A big thankyou to the wonderful women who work at the Jeff and who contributed to our International Women's day.  Thank you for giving us an insight into your research careers. We are proud to be working among such inspiring female leaders and IWD2023 was all about...

Pioneering study targets brain tumours with radiotherapy before surgery

Pioneering study targets brain tumours with radiotherapy before surgery

“The POBIG study is a team effort, working alongside neurosurgeons, oncologists, nurses, radiologists, physicists, and pathologists, and importantly patient support groups like the Brainstrust. Besides the novelty of irradiating the tumour before surgery, other innovative aspects are that we base the diagnosis on imaging so as not to delay the treatment. Crucially we don’t irradiate the whole tumour, only the part where the neurosurgeon believes the remnants will be left behind. This prevents interference with the standard clinical pathway of looking into specific tumour characteristics and offers unique opportunities to develop more personalised treatment strategies against this life-limiting disease. We are very pleased with how Joel has responded to this treatment and the result so far is very encouraging. We are hopeful this technique could improve outcomes for all patients like Joel in the future.”

Join us for our Brain Health Day event

Join us for our Brain Health Day event

The Stroke-IMPaCT team are organising an event called Brain Health Day! Researchers who work on the Stroke-IMPaCT Project will be in attendance, as well as other scientists from the Geoffrey Jefferson Brain Research Centre doing research into other conditions such as Brain Tumours.

Improving treatments for Parkinson’s disease

Improving treatments for Parkinson’s disease

A major research project to help improve treatments for Parkinson’s disease will take place at Manchester Metropolitan University, Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust (NCA) and the Walton Centre (NHS Trust Centre for Neurology and Neurosurgery) in Liverpool. The project will be led by, investigator in our centre’s Parkinson’s theme, Professor Nicola Ray, Manchester Metropolitan’s Department of Psychology and her Co-Investigators at the NCA, Walton Centre and The University of Manchester. Professor Ray developed the ideas for the project from work she and the team have undertaken with funding from Health Innovation Manchester.

Double success for GJBRC researchers 

Double success for GJBRC researchers 

Funding has been awarded through the dual-award PhD programme between the University of Melbourne and University of Manchester. The dual-award scheme brings together research teams between the two institutions with a PhD student assigned to each. This is a highly competitive scheme with just six dual awards (twelve students) made across both Universities in all disciplines. For our researchers to secure two of these awards is therefore a fantastic achievement.