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Institute of Clinical Neurosciences (ICN)

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The Institute of Clinical Neurosciences (ICN) is a confederation of scientists and clinicians largely now based at Southmead Hospital, dedicated to translational neuroscience. Our projects and programmes turn laboratory-based experiments in cellular and molecular biology into new treatments for patients and have built us a world wide reputation for outstanding research especially in the fields of dementia, Parkinson's disease, and multiple sclerosis and stem cells.

Much of our clinically centred research occurs in the new ICN Brain Centre at Southmead, a facility opened jointly by the Vice Chancellor Professor Hugh Brady and the Chief Executive of North Bristol NHS Trust, Andria Young, in late 2015. 

International recognition for clinical neuroscience at Bristol is founded on the major role North Bristol in particular has played in the history of specialist care for brain disorders - first at the Burden Institute, and later at Frenchay Hospital. The ICN was established in 1999 to bring together clinical neuroscience groups and consolidate a world class reputation for Bristol Neuroscience.

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