Standardizing Remote Assessment of Prion Disease
Prion disease (also known as Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease) is a devastating, fatal illness that rapidly degrades the brains of those affected. Approximately 90% of people with the disease die within one year after diagnosis. Dr. Brian Appleby and his team at Case Western Reserve University hope to develop a new standardized way of collecting information on patients with prion disease to help improve diagnosis, research, and treatment of the disorder.
A New Approach to Treating Dementia
Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative disorders including Frontotemporal dementia (FTD), Dementia with Lewy bodies(DLB), Parkinson’s disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), and progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) are some of the most devastating afflictions faced by individuals, their families, and our society. There is no cure available for these neurodegenerative conditions. Dr. Werner and his team at Cogentis Therapeutics are developing groundbreaking therapies to reverse these disorders in collaboration with the NIH, Harvard Medical School, MIT, and Johns Hopkins University.