Areas of research
Clinical Units: Main research themes
The Service of Neurosurgery has developed several areas of clinical and fundamental research on brain tumour biopsies, cerebral ischemia, neural stem cells and cellular physiology.
Ongoing fundamental research projects:
- Tumour biology
- Cellular and gene Therapy
- Neurobiology of epilepsy, stress and anxiety disorders
- Research in neuromodulation
Service of Neuropsychology and neurorehabilitation
The main areas of research in the Service of Neurorehabilitation and Neuropsychology are:
- The auditory cortex
- Multisensory interactions
Acute Neurological Rehabilitation Unit
The Acute Neurological Rehabilitation Unit has developed several areas of research involving patients with vascular injury or on awakening from coma.
The research focuses on prognostic evaluation tools, methods of communication, early mobilisation, re-education through virtual reality, and the impact of neuro-sensorial stimulation on development.Learn more
Leenaards Center for Memory
The Center for Memory’s research focuses mainly on the following areas:
- The search for new cognitive or neurofunctional markers of pathological brain aging.
- The search for risk factors and aetio-pathogenic mechanisms through exploration of massive, multidimensional databases.
- Study of action semantic disorders in neurodegenerative diseases that affect the motor system (Parkinson’s disease and related syndromes).
- Provision of innovative technologies that compensate for disabilities that affect language and memory.
- Phase 2-3 diagnostic and therapeutic clinical trials to promote innovative techniques, therapeutic intervention or new medication to prevent pathological brain aging or slow the progression of confirmed illnesses.