MQ Health - Macquarie University

Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases

There is a rapidly growing activity in other neurodegenerative diseases, such as Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's disease. Several large research trials of potential treatments for Alzheimer’s disease are underway, while other research is exploring the potential related pathological mechanisms between Alzheimer's disease, glaucoma and vascular problems.

These sorts of multidisciplinary projects are again building on the unique research ecosystem within MQ Health, drawing on fundamental researchers within the faculty, the MQ Health Clinical Trials Unit, and leading research clinicians in glaucoma within Macquarie Ophthalmology and cardiovascular expertise the MQ Health Cardiology Clinic.

Other related research includes a focus on understanding, and reducing, the effects of neuro-inflammation in these and other neurological diseases and disorders, including multiple sclerosis, schizophrenia and autism.