Nervous System Development, Disorders and Diseases
Disorders and diseases of the nervous system have a profound impact on the quality
of life of affected individuals and their families.
PCOM researchers study a number of neurological and neurodegenerative conditions,
including Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases, multiple sclerosis, spinal bulbar
muscular atrophy, traumatic injury, brain cancer, seizures, ataxia, metal toxicity,
frontotemporal dementias, autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
The purpose of their work is to identify factors that affect the development, function,
regeneration and pathogenesis of nervous tissue. Novel approaches to imaging, diagnosing
and treating disorders and diseases of the nervous system are under development.