What Does it Mean to “Cure One, Cure Many”?

The American Brain Foundation believes in studying an extensive spectral range of brain diseases and disorders

The American Brain Foundation’s mission would be to bring researchers and donors together in the relentless search for discovery research. We achieve this with the hopes it shall result in improved diagnoses, treatments, and cures for brain diseases ultimately. While the brain is just a complex organ with distinct parts and unique functions, different brain diseases interconnect together. Research into one area can inform investigative focus on another. Relief from one disease shall cause cures for a lot of diseases. That’s why our philosophy of “cure one, cure many” drives our commitment to buy research over the whole spectral range of brain diseases and disorders. Find out how this philosophy plays the right part within our approach and helps us nurture worthwhile partnerships.

Brain diseases are interconnected

Brain disorders and diseases interconnect together. Then when researchers make breakthroughs for starters brain disease, what we learn will apply in understanding, treating or preventing others. As an example, while Parkinson’s disease, Lewy body ALS and dementia will vary diseases using their own symptoms and progressions, former Foundation Board Member Ralph Józefowicz, MD, highlights they are all degenerative diseases and what’s causing one disease is extremely similar to what’s inducing the other disease. “Funding research not for a certain disease, but a sounding diseases, enables us to more develop treatments for these disorders quickly,” he says.

Our holistic approach recognizes these builds and interconnections bridges between diseases. It will help us move nearer to our vision of a complete life without brain disease.

Leveraging valuable partnerships

In support of “cure one, cure many,” we’ve developed partnerships with organizations across an extensive spectral range of brain diseases. The American Brain Foundation offers the very best researchers from respected organizations fighting diseases of mental performance and nervous system. Our partnership with the American Academy of Neurology permits us to make use of their massive network of neurologists and brain disease researchers and support cutting-edge research which could cure diseases and change lives. Our other partnerships with leading disease-specific organizations help us connect resources and research throughout the investigative community. Together, we could outsmart brain disease by making progress toward prevention, early diagnoses, improved cures and treatments.

Funding research over the whole brain

Our practice of studying the entire brain and funding research throughout the full spectral range of brain disease gives us the most effective a cure for better prevention, cures and treatment. Discoveries in one single field lay the inspiration for future discoveries, and cures potentially, in others. As an example, the American Brain Foundation’s 2019 Scientific Breakthrough Awardee Dr. {Jerry Mendell’s groundbreaking gene therapy treatment for spinal muscular atrophy {isn’t just|isn’t only} improving motor milestones by treating {the condition|the illness} in children younger than {24 months|a couple of years} old, but it {can be|can also be} being used effectively {to take care of|to deal with} Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

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