TrønderBrain is a research project that aims to:
- explore the connection between genetic inheritance and the risk of developing dementia and other neurodegenerative disorders
- elucidate the mechanisms leading to the development of such disorders
- find new or improved tools to aid early and accurate diagnosis
The project has collected genetic samples amongst the population of Trøndelag, from well over 1000 patients with Parkinson's disease or dementia, of whom most had Alzheimer's disease.
For comparison, genetic samples from a large Control Group without such diseases have also been collected.
TrønderBrain is a cooperation between several research groups at St. Olavs Hospital - Trondheim University Hospital and the Department of Neuroscience, Norwegian University of Science and Technology.