Tanz Centre for Research in Neurodegenerative Diseases


Researchers Find New Regulatory Mechanism for Key Receptor in Alzheimer’s

Researchers at the University of Toronto and University of Bristol have discovered a regulatory mechanism that controls a molecular receptor in the brain linked to neurodegenerative diseases. The researchers found key factors that regulate levels of the receptor — the N-methyl-D-aspartate or NMDA receptor, which is vital for normal learning and memory — at brain synapses, the junctions between nerve cells where information is stored.
Oct 1 / 2020

Honouring a Beloved Mother through Support for Alzheimer’s Research

More than twenty years after her death from Alzheimer’s disease, Brent Allen’s memories of his mother’s giving nature remain bright. That’s why he chose to establish The Mary Bernice Allen Memorial Fund in her name at the University of Toronto’s Tanz Centre for Research in Neurodegenerative Diseases.
Jun 17 / 2020

Ekaterina Rogaeva Reflects Upon the Genetic link between COVID-19 and Alzheimer’s Disease

Dr. Rogaeva, Chair in Research in Dementia with Lewy Bodies, reflects on the neurological symptoms of COVID-19 and possible genetic links to risk factors for Alzheimer’s Disease.
Jun 10 / 2020

2020 Dean’s Alumni Awards: Dr. Anthony Lang Honoured with Lifetime Achievement Award

U of T Medicine alumni have always been renowned for their contributions to their communities. Today, with the global COVID-19 pandemic shining a spotlight on health and healthcare providers, we are prouder than ever to announce the recipients of the 2020 Dean’s Alumni Awards — including Dr. Anthony Lang, Jack Clark Chair for Parkinson’s Disease Research at the University of Toronto.
May 26 / 2020