JAX researcher awarded federal grant for genomic studies of healthy aging and Alzheimer's disease
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  May 18, 2017  
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 JAX researcher awarded federal grant for genomic studies of healthy aging and Alzheimer's diseaseJAX researcher awarded federal grant for genomic studies of healthy aging and Alzheimer's disease
 
A grant totaling $2,668,127 over five years will fund studies of the complex processes involved in both healthy aging and Alzheimer's disease, in the laboratory of Jackson Laboratory (JAX) Assistant Professor Catherine Kaczorowski, Ph.D.
 
 
 Researchers measure spread of tau protein in the brains of Alzheimer’s patientsResearchers measure spread of tau protein in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients
 
In a new study presented in Molecular Psychiatry, researchers at Karolinska Institutet have measured how deposits of the pathological protein tau spread through the brain over the course of Alzheimer's disease.
 
   Physical activity can help prevent, manage Alzheimer's disease and other dementiasPhysical activity can help prevent, manage Alzheimer's disease and other dementias
 
The evidence is clear. Physical activity is associated with a reduced risk of Alzheimer's disease, says a panel of researchers and not-for-profit leaders, led by UBC's Okanagan campus.
 
   Small molecules in saliva show potential for early diagnosis of Alzheimer's diseaseSmall molecules in saliva show potential for early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease
 
Your spit may hold a clue to future brain health. Investigators at the Beaumont Research Institute, part of Beaumont Health in Michigan, are hopeful that their study involving small molecules in saliva will help identify those at risk of developing Alzheimer's disease - a neurologic condition predicted to reach epidemic proportions worldwide by 2050.
 
 Research findings could potentially improve early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease
 
Research findings could potentially improve early diagnosis of Alzheimer's diseaseNew research led by the University of Hertfordshire, may significantly change the understanding of cognitive processes that are most impaired at very early stages of Alzheimer’s disease.
 
 
 WPI research program aims to understand gender differences in neurobiology
 
WPI research program aims to understand gender differences in neurobiologyMany complicated neurological disorders appear to have a gender bias. Women, for example, are more likely to develop Alzheimer's disease, while men are at greater risk for Parkinson's disease.