It is an important priority for the neurological department to ensure not only continuous excellence in care, but also implementation of basic and clinical research, as well as educational duties.
The main focus of scientific activities in the neurology department at the NSI currently relies on multiple sclerosis, sleepdisorders, movement disorders and stroke; even though active research is also carried out in other fields of clinical neuroscience.
For clinical research, the NSI is collaborating with the Clinical Trial Unit of the Ente Ospedaliero Cantonale is located at the NSI.
Stroke and cerebrovascular disorders
Our research is mainly focused in acute treatment, diagnosis and prevention of acute ischemic cerebrovascular events. We are specially interested in analyzing the contribution of perfusion imaging of brain in order to individualize the best management for patients with an acute ischemic stroke.
Neuropsychology and Behavioural Neurology Research Unit
The Neuropsychology and Behavioural Neurology Research Unit (NBNU) at Neurocenter of Southern Switzerland conducts research projects to identify, prevent, and improve cognitive and behavioural dysfunctions related to acquired brain damages and diseases, such as traumatic brain injuries, dementing disorders, and inflammatory diseases.