The IRET Foundation is committed to the in-depth study of central nervous system diseases to better understand their causes and contribute to the research into effective treatments.
Its main focus is neurodegenerative diseases (such as Alzheimer’s disease and multiple sclerosis) and traumatic and vascular lesions of the brain and spinal cord. With millions of sufferers across the globe, these diseases profoundly affect the lives of patients and their families, posing an increasing challenge for public health.
We use multidisciplinary approaches aimed at understanding the pathogenetic, reactive and reparatory mechanisms which lead to the progression of these diseases, with the aim of developing therapeutic approaches which modify the natural course of the disease.
Projects on Alzheimer’s disease and traumatic spinal cord lesions are currently underway.