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Neurological diseases

Disorders that affect the brain, spinal cord and nerves found throughout the body

Close up 3D image of neurons

The nervous system is a complex network that regulates your body and allows you to interpret the environment around you. It affects every aspect of health, from your breathing and heartbeat to memory and emotion. It also controls complex processes like movement and digestion.

Neurological diseases are disorders caused by a dysfunction in the nervous system. Because this system is so diverse, neurological diseases span a broad range of physical and psychological symptoms. At Garvan, we have a particular interest in neurodegenerative diseases, such as Parkinson’s disease and Alzhemier’s. We are conducting research to find more effective clinical tools and treatments, to achieve earlier diagnosis and slow disease progress.

Neurological diseases we research

Alzheimer’s disease

A degenerative condition of the brain, characterised by loss of memory and cognitive function.

Parkinson’s disease

A degenerative condition of the central nervous system affecting around 10 million individuals globally.