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Media Report: 50th Anniversary EMBO Members Meeting 2014

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New research centre for stroke, dementia and neurodegenerative diseases

As individuals get older, many people report a decline of cognitive skills. The number of people with dementia is estimated to increase to more than 80 million by 2040. In Europe, more than 5 million people suffer from dementia disorders. EMBO and SyNergy-PI Member Christian Haass, a renowned researcher who studies dementia, has been appointed as speaker of the DZNE. Haass and his colleagues are interested in the cellular and genetic mechanisms linked to different neurodegenerative diseases.