Neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, chronic traumatic encephalopathy and multiple sclerosis are characterized by deposition of misfolded proteins leading to a slow progressive loss of neurons, loss of myelin and deficits in brain and spinal cord function.

Researchers are using knowledge gained from conducting acute injury studies to test new hypotheses about the cause and treatment of these chronic disorders.

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