Dr Daniel Johnstone
Testing safe and simple treatments for preventing brain and eye disease
Alzheimer's disease & other dementias
neuroprotection | mouse models | neurodegenerative disorders | retinal degeneration | phototherapy
Current treatments for age-related diseases of the central nervous system (CNS) are limited. We have shown in animal models of acute CNS degenerations that treatment with saffron or low energy infrared light is strongly protective. This project will determine if these treatments prevent CNS damage and dysfunction in animal models of chronic degenerations and add to knowledge of how these treatments work. This research should lay the foundation for testing these novel treatments in humans.