There are currently believed to be some 35 million people suffering from Alzheimer’s all over the world. It’s a staggering figure that experts say could double or even triple by the year 2050. Diagnosis is a traumatic time for both victims and their families, because there is quite simply now cure. But a team of scientists in Munich are working towards changing that.
For many years scientists across the world have been looking for ways to diagnose and treat brain illnesses such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s or Creutzfeld-Jacob disease. One institute dedicated to the task is the Centre for Neuropathology and Prion Research at Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich (ZNP).
Jochen Herms’ vision is to create new treatments for Alzheimer’s disease, as well as the tools to diagnose it earlier.