Project: Innovative measurements for improved diagnosis and management of neurodegenerative diseases

Neurodegeneration is an incurable, debilitating process which presents a growing medical and economic challenge due to our aging population. Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease are two of the most common neurodegenerative diseases, and while their symptoms differ, there are similarities between the underlying changes to the brain in each disease: both involve the build-up of certain proteins in the brain and the destruction of brain cells. Currently, there are no minimally invasive diagnostic tools which allow for early diagnosis or monitoring of the progression of these diseases in patients. This project will help to address this by exploring innovative techniques for early diagnosis and monitoring, based on non-invasive magnetic resonance imaging approaches, and developing improved clinical assessment protocols focused on monitoring declining motor and cognitive functions and increasing behavioural, communicative and psychological symptoms. By working directly with clinicians, the tools and protocols developed will be ready for implementation in partnering hospital laboratories, ultimately leading to improved diagnosis and dose monitoring for patients.

Acronym 15HLT04 NeuroMet (Reference Number: 15HLT04)
Duration 01/07/2016 - 01/07/2019
Project Topic Metrology
Project Results
(after finalisation)
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Network EMPIR
Call EMPIR CALL 2015

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 LGC Limited Coordinator United Kingdom
2 Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica Partner Italy
3 Laboratoire national de métrologie et d'essais Partner France
4 Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt Partner Germany
5 SP Sveriges Tekniska Forskningsinstitut AB Partner Sweden
6 Charite - Universitaetsmedizin Berlin Partner Germany
7 Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Montpellier Partner France
8 University College London Partner United Kingdom
9 University of East Anglia Partner United Kingdom