Improved early detection of neurodegenerative diseases

Preventive treatment for Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease

Research News / 1.6.2018

A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease is devastating for those affected, as there is still no cure for this type of dementia. One hundred years after Alois Alzheimer first described it, we neither have a drug for it, nor do we really understand what causes the severe brain impairment. The EU-based AETIONOMY project could bring about a breakthrough in research: Fraunhofer scientists have teamed up with various partners to identify the early disease mechanisms. They hope to advance research into the causes of this disease using model-based and big data approaches.