Neurodegenerative diseases, like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, ALS, and Huntington’s Disease, are a leading cause of death and disability worldwide. There are no effective therapies to prevent, cure, or treat most of these disorders. To make progress, we’re developing a new kind of collaborative network — one that brings new ideas and new people into the field, supports them with well validated tools and resources, and asks them to look at this problem from a cross-disease perspective.
The CZI Neurodegeneration Challenge Network (NDCN) brings together experimental scientists from diverse research fields, along with computational biologists and physicians, to understand the fundamental biology of neurodegenerative disorders. Their shared aim is to develop new strategies for the treatment and prevention of neurodegenerative disease.