Cerebral palsy - a possible new treatment
This research was completed on 4 July 2003
|Project Leader||Professor Janet A Eyre DPhil FRCPCH|
|Location||Sir James Spence Institute of Child Health, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle upon Tyne.|
|Grant awarded||26 October 2000|
|Start date||2 January 2001|
|End date||4 July 2003|
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