Top research institutes from Germany, France, Belgium and the UK - including the UK DRI - have formed a new alliance to combat neurodegenerative diseases. Their mission? Catalysing a United Response in Europe to Neurodegenerative Diseases, or CURE-ND for short.
Neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease, affect millions of people globally, with a significant impact on individuals, families, economies and wider society. Worldwide, around 50 million people have some form of dementia, and there are nearly 10 million new cases every year. Finding ways to prevent, treat and cure neurodegeneration is one of today’s most urgent medical needs.
Leading neuroscientists from four top European research institutes believe that collaboration is the best way forward to meet this challenge. The UK DRI is joined by the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE), the Paris Brain Institute and Mission Lucidity in Belgium. Together, they have committed to share expertise and present a strong united voice to champion brain research and put an end to historic underfunding of the field in Europe.