The Fondazione Mondino’s research activity is divided into five main areas:
- Current research, funded by the Ministry of Health, is scientific research aimed at developing fundamental knowledge in specific areas of biomedicine and public health.
- Targeted research is scientific research implemented through specific projects in pursuit of specific biomedical and health objectives and priorities (targets), set by the Ministry of Health.
- Research projects conducted in collaboration with the Lombardy Regional Health System.
- Clinical trials, in which experiments are aimed at furthering understanding of and finding treatments for diseases such as epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, childhood neurological disorders, multiple sclerosis, cerebrovascular diseases, rare diseases and brain tumours.
- European research, through European Commission-funded scientific research projects.
The Foundation’s research activities are carried out in the following centres and laboratories:
- preclinical research laboratories – these laboratories use most advanced technologies to study the pathogenetic and pathophysiological mechanisms of major neurological diseases and to identify new diagnostic and therapeutic approaches.
- clinical research laboratories – these laboratories carry out applied research on the patient, using state-of-the-art methods and in close cooperation with the healthcare facilities.
- integrated research centres – devoted to specific pathologies, these centres integrate different, but complementary, clinical and pre-clinical research expertise.
- biobank – the Mondino Foundation has a “Neurological & Neuromuscular Biobank” (NNB), where it stores collections of biological material of different types (CSF, serum, lymphoblastoid lines, muscle biopsies, DNA) derived from various years of clinical practice.
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