Support Neuroscience Research

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The Department of Neuroscience seeks the generous support of benefactors to help sustain critical research threatened by reduced federal funding. Recent discoveries by Mayo Clinic investigators could not have been possible without donations from private organizations and individuals.

For example, researchers' efforts to identify the genetic underpinnings of Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease led to the identification of gene mutations that increase a patient's risk of developing the diseases. With the help of patient volunteers, investigators are also working to improve clinicians' diagnoses of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease.

Lewy body dementia, the second most common form of dementia after Alzheimer's disease, is finally getting the attention it deserves thanks to the generous support of the Mangurian Foundation. To improve the diagnosis and treatment of Lewy body dementia, Mayo Clinic investigators and clinicians recently launched cutting-edge genetic studies, as well as a new drug discovery effort and imaging program.

The Department of Development at Mayo Clinic works with benefactors interested in making a strategic investment in neurodegenerative disease research.

For more information, please contact the Department of Development at 904-953-6024 or by email. Your generosity will significantly impact the direction and progress of investigators' research.