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Maintaining Executive Function

Nervous system research at PCOM.

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.