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Neurodegenerative diseases represent some of the most significant public health challenges of the 21st century: they are chronic, common and untreatable. 

Today, one-third of adults over 85 years of age 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, we are prepared to meet this challenge. Our researchers have made many of the most important discoveries of the past two decades concerning the genetics of Alzheimer’s and other diseases. We are determined to discover and invent effective diagnostics and therapies that will stop these devastating diseases.

To learn more about our research areas and the science behind the neurodegenerative diseases studied at the Tanz Centre, please explore the links below:

May 11, 2022
Naomi Visanji has joined the University of Toronto’s Tanz Centre for Research in Neurodegenerative Diseases and the Krembil Research Institute at University Health Network (UHN).
Apr 11, 2022
A new collaboration at the University of Toronto’s Tanz Centre for Research in Neurodegenerative Diseases aims to bring personalized medicine closer to reality in the treatment of brain disorders. 
Mar 30, 2022
With a recent leadership gift, Tom and Karen Kofman are helping to support high-potential U of T research into Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, Parkinson’s disease, as well as ALS.
Mar 4, 2022
Ontario's Chief Forensic Pathologist has joined the Tanz Centre in part to pursue research on the tau protein, which is common in Alzheimer's disease but also in nodding syndrome.
Feb 23, 2022
Two University of Toronto scientists are winners of inaugural awards toward innovative research into Parkinson’s disease within the Tanz Centre for Research in Neurodegenerative Diseases.
Jan 25, 2022
When it comes to finding a long-lasting treatment for depression, a team of Toronto scientists say it could come down to finding the perfect rhythm.