Short Documentary Grant

The Science Foundation of Ireland has awarded Ishka Films €35,000 to make a short documentary about a new brain implant for Parkinson’s Disease. Director Mia Mullarkey and Alice McDowell are delighted to embark on such a fascinating journey.


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Brain section stained blue for dopamine neurons. Both movement and reward cells are in the picture (inverted V towards left is reward, diagonal line of cells towards right is movement). Brown staining is cannabis receptor.
© Mia Mullarkey 2011