Hello I’m Georgina and I’m the volunteer choir leader for The Brain Charity choir. I’m 20 years old and I’m a final year music student at Liverpool Hope University. I originate from the Lancashire/Yorkshire border and I chose to study in Liverpool because of its world renowned musical heritage, and after living here for three years it now feels very much a ‘home from home’.
Our 2018 Head Matters Tea Party was themed around food and its effects on our brain and nervous system. We were lucky enough to have a number of presentations on neurology and nutrition throughout the day from a range of experts, including Dr Baker and Dr Silver from the Walton Centre.
Researchers funded by The Brain Tumour Charity have shown that a naturally-occurring virus, delivered to patients by a simple injection, can cross the blood-brain barrier and kill cancer cells in the brain. They also found that the virus, called reovirus, does not harm healthy cells and causes only mild flu-like symptoms in patients.
It’s a new year, full of opportunity and potential, with the chance of a clean slate to start afresh. If you would like to try something new this year, perhaps you could take on a challenge for The Brain Charity and help people with neurological conditions such as stroke, epilepsy, fibromyalgia and brain injury.