For nearly 30 years, Boston University has led the largest and longest-running study of Black women’s health, shining a light on tragic disparities and showing women their lives matter.
With millions of older adults projected to develop Alzhiemer’s in the next few decades, researchers are creating novel systems for diagnosing the disease.
Reducing stress granules may point to potential treatment Human nerve cells grown in the lab show tau, marked in blue, aggregating next to stress granules containing the RNA-binding protein TIA1, in red. The bright yellow-green dots are stress granules containing tau. Courtesy of Benjamin Wolozin. So far, fighting Alzheimer’s by attacking plaques and tangles hasn’t […]
Will fund research on early diagnostics, genetic risk factors, interventions Andrew Budson directs the Alzheimer’s Disease Center’s National Institutes of Health–funded efforts to educate clinicians and the public in better understanding the disease and related disorders as well as to encourage people to participate in research. Photo by Cydney Scott. The National Institute on Aging, […]
More than nine hours a night might spell trouble for the elderly People over 65 who sleep longer than nine hours each night may be showing early signs of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, according to research by Sudha Seshadri, a MED professor of neurology. Photo by vitranc/iStock. If senior citizens you know are sleeping more […]
Collaboration between MED prof, husband Carmela and Menachem Abraham collaborated on a start-up to develop novel therapeutics for Alzheimer’s disease. Klogene Therapeutics, Inc., recently won a $1.49 million grant from the National Institutes of Health. Photo by Jackie Ricciardi. Carmela Abraham came home one day three years ago from her BU lab, where she has […]
A former football player describes brain disease symptoms and angst Tim Fox, the 62-year-old former New England Patriots safety, was describing to a room full of brain scientists at the Boston University School of Medicine (MED) the ferocious style of play that he’d been trained in from an early age, one that had led to […]
Alzheimer’s disease is an epidemic. It attacks the brain’s nerve cells, causing memory loss, behavioral changes, confusion, and deterioration of language skills. It affects more than five million Americans 65 and older, and that is expected to increase to 13.8 million by 2050 unless science finds a treatment. Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia are […]