What we do
Ferblanc exists to advance and protect health for the public benefit. We support and promote neurological research.
We develop scientific understanding and translate findings between disciplines to stimulate new research paths and further development.
Neurological conditions affect almost one billion people in the world.
The term ‘neurological’ comes from neurology – the branch of medicine that deals with problems affecting the nervous system.
Neurological conditions result from injury or damage to the brain, spine or nerves.
Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, Alzheimer’s, Brain tumours, Parkinson's, Psychological disorders, Depression, Paralysis, Epilepsy, Brain and spinal trauma.
Neurological conditions may be present from birth (congenital), or hereditary (genetic). Some have a sudden onset due to injury or illness, such as a head injury or stroke, a cancer of the brain or spine.
There are over 350 known neurological conditions. Some conditions, such as head injury and stroke, with the right treatment and support, may make a good recovery. Other conditions, such as muscular dystrophy and motor neurone disease, are degenerative (symptoms worsen over time). A neurological condition may often result in some degree of disability.
People are likely to have to make big changes to their lifestyles due to the effect of the condition on their physical abilities and their sense of perception, memory, judgement and reasoning.
The right research can transform and save lives.
People with neurological conditions may become less independent and require more physical and emotional care and support in their daily lives. Both children and adults can be affected. In many cases there are long term problems without the prospect of a cure.
By supporting research into these areas, not only can we develop scientific understanding, but findings can be translated between disciplines to stimulate new research paths and further development.
Ferblanc hopes to see communication and data shared between global neurological research facilities so that development can be truly worldwide, accelerating advancement and finding cures to these disorders.