Go with the flow – A promising new approach to treating Alzheimer’s disease
Tuesday, December 13, 7 PM
Alzheimer’s is an irreversible, progressive brain disorder that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills. Blood flow to the brain is reduced in Alzheimer’s patients and this contributes to memory and cognitive problems, but the cause of the reduced blood flow remains unknown. The National Institute on Aging says that Alzheimer’s is currently ranked as the sixth leading cause of death.
Recent work in the Schaffer-Nishimura lab has led to the discovery of the mechanism for reduced brain blood flow in Alzheimer’s patients and has further shown that restoring blood flow both improves cognitive function and slows disease progression. (So far only in mice…, but they are working on it!)
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