Centre for Preventive Neurology aims to deliver health improvement both locally and globally

Written by Jonathan Wilkinson, Future Science Group

Barts Charity (London, UK) has awarded £1.5m to create the Centre for Preventive Neurology, the first centre of its kind in the UK. The new centre, led by Jack Cuzick (Wolfson Institute, UK) and Gavin Giovannoni (Queen Mary University of London, UK), will research the prevention of brain and nervous system disorders, with a particular emphasis on dementia, Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis. Despite advances in the use of animal models to study these diseases, there are currently no proven disease-modifying treatments in humans. Cuzick explained the need for such a centre: “Brain diseases such as dementia are among the...

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