Ann Romney Center for Neurologic Diseases


Watch a selfie of Governor and Mrs. Romney and listen to research updates from physician-scientists at the Ann Romney Center for Neurologic Diseases.

Gov. and Mrs. Romney recently toured the new home of the Ann Romney Center for Neurologic Diseases. In this video, they share a sneak peek of the Brigham Building for the Future: one of the most technologically sophisticated patient care and research facilities in the country.

Scientists at the Ann Romney Center for Neurologic Diseases have been able to identify a connection between certain cells and the progression of ALS, leading to promising work on a new potential therapy that could assist in treating this devastating disease. Clinical trials are expected to begin within the next year. In this video, Howard L. Weiner, co-director of the center, shares this pioneering research.

Tracy Young-Pearse’s lab works on detecting causes of neurodegenerative disorders, with the ultimate goal of identifying novel targets for therapeutic interventions for neurologic diseases. In this video, Young-Pearse reports on progress using stem cell models to research sex differences in the brain, with a particular focus on understanding why women are more likely to confront Alzheimer’s disease.

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