Neurological Disorders

Neurological Disorders

The rapid growth of neuroscience research has produced amazing progress in the knowledge and treatment of diseases as diverse as schizophrenia, Parkinson’s, depression and Alzheimer's.

ELSC is not simply seeking a magic solution to one specific brain disease. Rather, the ELSC research model provides the foundation for the construction of novel and practical applications to treat or prevent a wide spectrum of debilitating diseases and devastating brain disorders.

Parkinson's is an incurable destructive disease that causes abnormal movement, involuntary tremors and lack of coordination. In advanced cases, Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) can improve motor symptoms and conditions. ELSC researchers have developed a new and more effective DBS prototype that can make real-time adjustments in response to the dynamics and progression of the disease and may be better for managing advanced symptoms.

In studies on anxiety, pioneering and innovative strategies for investigating the consequences of traumatic experiences have revealed that the genetic information that processes events in both brain neurons and blood cells is vulnerable to change under stress. Another study indicates that inherited and acquired defects in neurons, as well as traumatic experiences or exposure to a contaminated environment, contribute to delayed susceptibilities to stress-associated diseases.

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