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The impact of BDNF (brain-derived neurotrophic factor) genetic status on cognitive outcomes following traumatic brain injury

There is evidence to suggest that the val66met polymorhpism in the BDNF gene can impact cognitive function - particularly memory. This association has not been well studied in traumatic brain injury samples. This study will involve using existing data sets of genetic status and cognitive functioning to examine whether there is an association between carriage of the met allele and cognitive function following brain injury.
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traumatic brain injury, genetics, cognition
School of Psychological Sciences » The Turner Institute for Brain and Mental Health
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Epworth Hospital
Jennie Ponsford

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