The Neurodegenerative Diseases Initiative (NDI), is a collaboration 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.
For more information about the individual groups (consortia) which make up the NDI, see the links below.