Neurology Research
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Explore & Expand the Science of Neurology

Delve deeper into disorders of the nervous system with world-renowned research programs changing what we know about these diseases and the lives of those affected.

Where Research Changes Lives

The U-M Medical School Department of Neurology research programs span the spectrum of neurosciences. Explore basic studies in the pathogenesis of disease, the identification of conditions, patient-oriented disease phenotype studies, the response to novel treatments, epidemiology and health services research related to neurologic disease.

Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Center

We are home to a multi-disciplinary campus-wide effort working toward a better understanding of, and an intervention for, Alzheimer's disease and related dementias.

Learn More About Our Alzheimer’s Disease Center
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Chemicals stored in home garages linked to ALS risk
A Michigan Medicine study finds that storing chemicals in a garage at home may associate with an increased risk of ALS.
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Research needed on support for nontraditional caregivers providing care for people with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias
A growing number of people living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias – especially those from diverse backgrounds – receive care from a network of individuals that increasingly includes nontraditional informal caregivers.
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Father’s cancerous brain tumor found weeks after the birth of his daughter
Father’s cancerous brain tumor found weeks after the birth of his daughter
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30 years of insomnia improved in just four weeks
Sleep medicine experts say psychotherapy is the first line treatment for chronic insomnia
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Recreational activities such as golfing, gardening may be associated with increased ALS risk among men
Participation in recreational activities — including golfing, gardening or yard work, woodworking and hunting — may be associated with an increase in a person’s risk for developing amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS
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Pediatric neuro rehabilitation program provides answers for 10-year-old with a traumatic brain injury
The University of Michigan Health Milestones Pediatric Neuro Rehabilitation Program specializes in evaluating and treating children with an acute neurological diagnosis from an injury or illness.