Promising new research for Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases

Neurodegenerative Disease

Promising new research for Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases

Director of the ASU-Banner Neurodegenerative Disease Research Center, Jeffrey Kordower, reveals how his team of researchers is in a race against time to find effective treatments, if not a cure, for Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases.

New study shows that a commonly used agricultural herbicide crosses the blood-brain barrier

Researchers explore possible effects in the brain Neurodegenerative illnesses, such as Alzheimer’s disease, are among the most perplexing in medical science. The underlying causes of such diseases range from genetic

Jeffrey Kordower, Director of the ASU-Banner Neurodegenerative Disease Research Center

Designer neurons offer new hope for treatment of Parkinson’s disease

Neurodegenerative diseases damage and destroy neurons, ravaging both mental and physical health. Parkinson’s disease, which affects over 10 million people worldwide, is no exception. The most obvious symptoms of Parkinson’s

Arizona State University Biodesign Institute receives three new grants totaling $5.2 million to advance the fight against Parkinson’s disease

The Michael J. Fox Foundation has awarded three new grants totaling $5.2 million to Arizona State University (ASU) to explore three pioneering treatments for Parkinson’s disease (PD). The awards will fund research

Nikhil Dave

Giving back to the community through innovative projects, research

Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable fall 2021 graduates.When the COVID-19 pandemic began, Nikhil Dave knew he had to do something to help. As part of his work

A new model of Alzheimer's progression

Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia and is characterized by neurodegeneration in regions of the brain involved in memory and learning. Amyloid beta and tau are two

Largescale brain epigenetics study provides new insights into dementia

The largest study of its kind has unveiled new insights into how genes are regulated in dementia, including discovering 84 new genes linked to the disease. Researchers from the ASU-Banner Neurodegenerative

Untangling the brain: New research offers hope for Alzheimer’s disease

Since the discovery of Alzheimer’s disease over a century ago, two hallmarks of the devastating illness have taken center stage. The first, known as amyloid plaques, are dense accumulations of

Jeffrey Kordowe

Jeffrey Kordower to lead Biodesign’s aggressive fight against neurodegenerative diseases

Arizona State University is honored to announce the appointment of Jeffrey Kordower as the founding director of the ASU-Banner Neurodegenerative Disease Research Center (NDRC) and endowed Chair as The Charlene and J. Orin

An elderly couple

Edson seed grants advance innovative dementia solutions

Over $300,000 from The Charlene and J. Orin Edson Initiative for Dementia Care and Solutions was awarded to three Arizona State University research teams for innovative research projects. The funding

Ben Readhead

Viewpoint: Could disease pathogens be the dark matter behind Alzheimer’s disease?

or researchers investigating Alzheimer’s Disease (AD), a devastating neurodegenerative illness afflicting close to 6 million Americans, it is the best and worst of times. Scientists have made exponential advances in

Getting personal: Alzheimer’s research across ASU is fueled by knowledge and life experience

“My mother was driving to work one morning and was alarmed to see an older man riding a bicycle against traffic,” says Diego Mastroeni. To her surprise, that man was