Neurodegeneration

In an ageing population, disorders of neurodegeneration are becoming increasingly prevalent and represent a major burden on individuals and society.

Neurodegenerative disorders include the dementias, such as Alzheimer's disease, and also Parkinson's Disease, Huntington's Disease and other related conditions. Building on progress in uncovering the genetic basis of these conditions, scientists from the Research Institute are involved in research from cellular to clinical studies uncovering the basis of these disorders and looking for new routes to therapy including cellular transplantation in Huntington's Disease and new approaches such as immune modulation in Alzheimer's disease.