Research

​The Department of Neurophysiology cooperates with the Institute of Neuroscience and Pharmacology at the University of Copenhagen, where researchers are involved in studies  of regeneration and degeneration of peripheral nerve, motor control, spacticity, epilepsy and dystonia.​

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Apart from collaboration with the University of Copenhagen the department is also collaborating with Duke University (United States), the University of Würzburg (Germany) and the Institute of Neurology, University College, London, the UK. 

Current projects

Regeneration and degeneration of peripheral nerve
Recovery after peripheral nerve lesions is studied in patients with nerve disorders and physical injury and in experimental animals, to gain insight into which factors influence and may improve recovery. Experimental animals studies are carried out in hereditary neuropathies and degenerative disorders in transgenic mice.

Studies on motor control and spasticity 
are carried out to develop new methods to study conduction within the brain and spinal cord. These studies are helpful to understand how the central nervous system controls movements and how disorders in the brain and spinal cord influence and limit force and movement.

Epilepsy 
is a major disorder and the Department of Neurophysiology is actively involved in investigation of these patients in particular in connection with epilepsy surgery and monitoring. 

Dystonia and involuntary movements
are extremely important and very frequent. These disorders can be treated by injection of botulinium toxin which is a powerful toxic substance. In order to minimize dose and target injection appropriately, EMG is a very important tool. The use of these EMG examinations in various dystonic muscles is a major undertaking at the department.

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