Located in Milan, the manager is Prof. Gianni Pezzoli who is probably the best Italian neurologist. Excellent management of movement disorders and various forms of dementia. Very trained and multidisciplinary staff, the patient is also followed by speech therapists, nutritionists, psychologists. High level instrumentation. Pragmatic person, of high human depth, great motivator for patients with a mood on the ground. He has curated important personalities, increasing his life expectancy for people such as Pope John Paul II (Karol Wojtyla), the famous Italian singer Bruno Lauzi, the archbishop of the diocese of Milan Carlo Maria Martini and many others. DAT SCAN is also available to quantify neuronal loss.
Furthermore, Professor Gianni Pezzoli:
1) Actively collaborates with the newspaper Corriere della Sera.
2) Activated DATABASES FOR RESEARCH
3) Since 2012 in synergy with the Polyclinic of Milan, the project for autologous stem cells for patients with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP) has started CELL FACTORY FRANCO CALORI
4) Since 2013 he collaborates with the Michael J. Fox Foundation: https://www.michaeljfox.org/
Via Bignami 1- 20126 Milan- Italy +39 02 9477 43222
Sectors of activity: Neurodegenerative and genetic dementias (Dr. Zanusso) Prion disease (sporadic, acquired and genetic forms of Creutzfeldt- Jakob and Gerstmann Straussler Scheinker- Dr. Zanusso). Other rapidly evolving dementias. The Neuropathology Section is located on the 7th floor of lot I of the "G.B. Rossi" Polyclinic Borgo Roma, Piazzale L. Scuro, 10 - 37134 Verona- Italy.
PROF. GIANLUIGI ZANUSSO
Telefono: +39 0458124285
He is a neurologist who trained in research studying prion diseases. However, his research activity covers all neurodegenerative diseases due to protein misfolding. In particular, Alzheimer's disease, sporadic prion diseases (CJD) and genetic (Gerstmann Straussler Scheinker), alpha-synucleinopathies and taupathies. The main objective is to be able to formulate a molecular diagnosis in vivo using in vitro oligomer replication techniques (RT-QuIC) as already achieved in Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. The techniques we use in the laboratory are biochemical and in particular the in vitro replication techniques. The nasal diagnostic test, called RT-QuIC, was discovered by him after about 20 years of study in collaboration with the staff of Prof. Byron Caughey, Ph.D. in the state of Montana (United States).
Now let's listen to Prof. Zanusso in the video taken from YouTube below: he will explain what he has been doing in all these years together with his staff and the staff of Prof. Byron Caughey in the state of Montana, U.S. (in English).
It is the most powerful and effective world center for follow up and therapy for prion diseases. Managed by Prof. John Collinge and Dr. Simon Mead, they are testing with good results a monoclonal antibody, called PRN100 which in cases where CJD disease (and in the future also GSS) was in its infancy, the disease stopped. It is the biggest bet in the world in the field of therapies, although bureaucracy and science take time.
Prof John Collinge
Professor of Neurology
Head of Department
MRC Prion Unit at UCL
UCL Institute of Prion Diseases
Dott. Simon Mead
UCL INSTITUTE OF NEUROLOGY