Sanders-Brown Research Hints at Underlying Cause for Alzheimer's Drug Trial Failures

Sanders-Brown Research Hints at Underlying Cause for Alzheimer's Drug Trial Failures

Because Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the leading cause of dementia, many people use the two terms interchangeably. But inadequate blood flow to the brain due to microinfarcts, mini-strokes, or strokes is a hallmark of a disease called Vascular Cognitive Impairment and Dementia (VCID).

Sanders-Brown Laboratories Showcase Work on Alzheimer’s Disease, Traumatic Brain Injury

Sanders-Brown Laboratories Showcase Work on Alzheimer’s Disease, Traumatic Brain Injury

The laboratories of University of Kentucky researchers Anika Hartz, Ph.D., and Christopher Norris, Ph.D., published research studying the pathologies of Alzheimer’s disease and traumatic brain injury (TBI), respectively, in the most recent issue of The Journal of Neuroscience.

Study Translates Genetic Risk Factor into Alzheimer’s Disease Prevention Strategy

Study Translates Genetic Risk Factor into Alzheimer’s Disease Prevention Strategy

What if a failed leukemia drug could reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease? A team at the University of Kentucky recently led an effort to investigate this hypothesis. Their results were published today in the journal, Human Molecular Genetics.

UK Researcher Awarded $100K Grant To Study Protein Associated with Alzheimer’s

UK Researcher Awarded $100K Grant To Study Protein Associated with Alzheimer’s

The Alzheimer’s Association has awarded a $100,000 New Investigator Research Grant to Jose Abisambra, assistant professor at the University of Kentucky's Sanders-Brown Center on Aging (SBCoA), to study a brain protein that becomes abnormally modified in the course of developing Alzheimer's disease.

If You Think You Have Alzheimer's, You Might be Right, Study Suggests

If You Think You Have Alzheimer's, You Might be Right, Study Suggests

A recent study suggests that self-reported memory complaints might predict clinical memory impairment later in life.

Erin Abner, an assistant professor at the University of Kentucky's Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, asked 3,701 men aged 60 and higher a simple question: "Have you noticed any change in your memory since you last came in?"

Town Hall to Address Alzheimer's Information

Town Hall to Address Alzheimer's Information

During the town hall, participants will have the chance to hear from physicians and scientists currently engaged in research to find a cure or preventive measures for Alzheimer's disease. The researchers will describe their programs, as well as opportunities for the general public to become involved through volunteering as research participants. They will also offer resource information for anyone concerned about a loved one with memory problems.



Town Hall to Address Alzheimer's Information

Town Hall to Address Alzheimer's Information

Members of the public interested in participating in research related to aging and Alzheimer's disease are invited to a town hall-style meeting to be held on Monday, Aug. 19, in Lexington. The meeting, sponsored by the University of Kentucky Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Fayette County Extension Office, 1140 Red Mile Place.