Translational Neuroscience and Aging Program Research Group
Every 3 seconds, someone gets dementia. Currently, nearly 50 million people around the world suffer from Alzheimer’s disease or some other form of dementia, and in the future, these diseases could become one of the main problems in healthcare and social services. So far, however, the exact causes of these diseases and effective methods of their treatment are unknown. The research team is focused on deepening their understanding in the field of aging and related issues, especially neurodegenerative diseases.
The team is interested in the connection between physiological aging and pre-clinical, early symptomatic neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease. Within the framework of their research, the team has managed to uncover an interesting connection between traumatic brain injury and the subsequent onset of neurodegenerative diseases later in life. Understanding the mechanisms of neurodegeneration and aging may contribute to finding improved treatments and improving the quality of life of patients suffering from various forms of dementia.