areas of focus

Parkinson’s, Dystonia & Movement Disorders

Even the simplest body movements require communication between the central nervous system, nerves and muscles. If any of these are affected, it can lead to Parkinson’s disease, dystonia or another movement disorder.

Alzheimer’s, Memory, Dementia, and MS

Including Alzheimer’s, there are more than 100 types of conditions related to a loss in the brain functions responsible for thinking, some of which are treatable.

ALS & Neuromuscular Disorders

ALS affects nerve cells that control voluntary muscle movements. This progressive disease ultimately impacts essential actions such as breathing, eating, moving and speaking.

Traumatic Brain Injury

A traumatic brain injury is a violent blow to the head or body by an external force, which causes a disruption in the normal function of the brain.

in the news

Infection triggers symptoms similar to those of…

Category: News

Fixel Chair Dr. Malu Tansey co-authors a News and Views article in Nature about Infection and Parkinson’s Disease.

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Ayse Gunduz, PhD, earns White House honor

Category: Fixel Center

Ayse Gunduz PhD, PI of the Brain Mapping laboratory at the Fixel Institute and member of the MBI receives white house recognition for her science

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Fixel Investigator Gives Tedx Talk on Phishing

Category: News

Fixel investigator Daniela Oliveira, PHD, researches how people with neurodegenerative diseases can get caught and more importantly can protect…

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