Brain damage can occur at any stage of life and for many reasons. The effects are not only devastating for the individuals concerned and for their families, but place enormous demands on health care services and society. Counteracting the effects of damage to the brain or spinal cord represents one of the major current challenges to medical science. Success at repairing the damaged brain will require the harnessing of information gathered from a wide range of disciplines.
Current programmes of research taking place in the John van Geest Centre for Brain Repair are applicable to more than one disease, each disease may have more than one programme of research:
Alzheimer’s disease and tauopathy, Glaucoma, Huntington’s disease, Multiple sclerosis, Spinal cord injury, Parkinson’s disease, Stroke