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Dr Laura Palmer

Dr Laura Palmer

Dr Laura Palmer
BSc (Bristol), PhD (Bristol)

South West Dementia Brain Bank Manager

Area of research

The Renin Angiotensin System and Alzheimer's disease

Institute of Clinical Neurosciences, Lev,
Learning and Research Building, Southmead Hospital BS10 5NB
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 41 47821

Research summary

Laura undertook a part-time PhD supervised by Professor's Patrick Kehoe and Seth Love between January 2006 and July 2014. Her PhD was sponsored by the charity Bristol Research into Alzheimer’s disease and Care of the Elderly (BRACE). Laura’s research involved the Renin Angiotensin System (RAS) which is an important enzyme pathway and signalling system. It acts to control blood pressure, fluid balance and hormone secretion. The RAS pathway in the brain is independent from that in the rest of the body, reflecting the fact that the components of this pathway have very specific actions in the brain. Indeed, all of the components ...

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Laura studied at the University of Bristol where she completed her degree in Pathology and Microbiology and later her PhD in Neuroscience. In 2004 she began a technical post with the South West Dementia Brain Bank (SWDBB) which she now manages. The SWDBB is a research resource of post-mortem brain tissue from people with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias as well as from people with no memory problems. We accept brain donations from people with dementia or older people without memory problems living across the South West region. 

Almost all of the major advances in our understanding and treatment ...

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