Neurodegenerative diseases represent one of the most significant public health challenges of the 21st century. They represent a new type of illness – one that is chronic, common and untreatable.
Today, one-third of adults over 85 years old have some form of dementia. As our population ages over the next 25 years, the prevalence of these diseases is expected to double.
The science of these diseases is complex – the easy answers have been ruled out.
At the Tanz Centre, our scientists are determined to match the complexity of these diseases with the powerful resources of a team approach to beating this challenge. Tanz scientists have made many of the most important discoveries of the past two decades concerning the genetics of Alzheimer’s and other diseases.
We are relentlessly determined to discover and invent the effective diagnostics and therapies that will stop these diseases in their tracks.
To explore our research areas and learn about the science behind several of the neurodegenerative diseases studied at the Tanz Centre, explore the links below: