What is Regenerative Neurology?

Neurological diseases are those that affect the brain, spinal cord and nerves throughout the body. They usually lead to problems moving, speaking, breathing, swallowing or learning. They can also affect your memory, senses and mood.

In neurodegenerative diseases, the symptoms arise because the nerve cells, called neurons, die. The processes that ultimately lead to the death of neurons are many and complex, and are not yet fully understood.

The aim of Regenerative Neurology is to encourage regeneration of the damaged nervous system to restore function. Please see our Research Strategy for more information.