Institute for Stroke and Dementia Research (ISD)
A study by Michael Ewers & colleagues, published this week in NEUROLOGY, suggests that higher levels of education have protective effects (cognitive reserve) in AD. The authors found that in the early stage of AD, elderly subjects with more years of education remained cognitively normal despite more severe brain... read more
On February 28th, 2013 the new Center for Stroke and Dementia Research had its festive topping-out ceremony with speeches of the Bavarian State Minister for Education and other officials. Following the carpenters' historic toast - the “Richtspruch” - and the setting of the roof crown, the building authority invited all guests to the traditional „Richtfest“ reception. read more
The Center of Stroke and Dementia Research (CSD) will host the Institute for Stroke and Dementia Research (ISD) and the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE). Move-in into the new building is expected for spring 2014. read more
On March 14th & and 15th, 2013 the ISD and Munich Cluster for Systems Neurology (SyNergy) will host a scientific symposium on vascular biology. The symposium will cover a variety of topics including angiogenesis, interactions between the vascular and immune system, and co-wiring between blood vessels and neurons. read more
The ISD invites applications for a clinician scientist group within the DFG-sponsored “Munich Cluster for Systems Neurology (SyNergy)” combining neurology residency training with an active research program in cerebrovascular disease.
Munich, November 2012 | Specialists in vascular imaging from all over the world met to establish standards for determining the vascular contribution to neurodegeneration. The initiative is funded by the centers of excellence in neurodegeneration (CoEN)
ISD researchers have joined a collaborative network to study the molecular, cellular, and vascular mechanisms of cerebral small vessel disease (SVD). The hypothesis underlying this collaborative effort is that some of the pathways and mechanisms implicated in monogenic conditions also contribute to the more common sporadic forms of SVD. read more