Neurological disorders affect many millions of people of all ages, in all nations, in all walks of life.Make a Donation
In the young, a wide range of illnesses including genetic disorders, brain tumours, meningitis, epilepsies, cerebral palsies and autism take their toll, often leaving lifelong disability. Middle age sees the peak occurrence of devastating disorders such as multiple sclerosis, head injuries, motor neurone disease and stroke. Advancing years see the destructive effects of neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease.
As the population expands and ages through improvement in health care, the pressure mounts further to understand these disorders. The vast complexity of the brain makes this a difficult but exciting area for research. The University of Glasgow has therefore amassed a large and dynamic group of researchers to take on the challenge of these disorders, in causation, diagnostics and new therapies, with a wide range of research activities from fundamental genetic studies to brain imaging and clinical trials. Support of the Medical Fund will contribute to this effort, and help to alleviate the burden of diseases of the nervous system.
Find out more about our research into diseases of the nervous system