About us

Degenerating neurons is a blog established by UK researchers working towards understanding and developing therapies for degenerative brain diseases. Together we form the Neurodegenerative Diseases Initiative (NDI), funded by the Wellcome Trust and the Medical Research Council.

The NDI brings together groups working on Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Motor Neuron Diseases. Despite their very different symptoms, some common processes underlie the death of brain cells in these diseases. The NDI fosters collaboration between groups investigating similar questions in different diseases. Through this approach we hope to understand why brain cells degenerate in these diseases, what treatments may slow those processes, and how we may best help patients to manage disease.

Degenerating Neurons aims to present key research of the NDI, and research of interest from other groups worldwide, and to act as a forum for discussion. Follow the blog to hear about new research (decoded for non-scientists!) and NDI news and events.

For more information about the individual groups (consortia) which make up the NDI, see the links below.

Alzheimer’s Consortium
Parkinson’s Consortium
Motor Neuron Disease and Frontotemporal Dementia Consortium

For more information on the blog’s contributors and editors,  see the links below.

Blog contributors
Blog editors
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