Center investigator awarded over $350k grant from Department of Defense

Dr. Benjamin Combs, Research Assistant Professor at Michigan State University, was awarded a Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) Peer Reviewed Alzheimer’s Research Program (PRARP) Convergence Science Research Award from the Department of Defense for his project “Tau toxicity and retrograde axonal transport.” Dr. Combs will use transgenic mouse models and primary neuron cell culture[…]

Aerobic Exercise Training Linked to Enhanced Brain Function in Adults at Risk for Alzheimer’s Disease

“Research shows that aerobic exercise has been associated with reduced burden of brain and cognitive changes related to Alzheimer’s disease (AD). However, it is unknown whether exercise training in individuals who have a risk for AD, but are not yet showing symptoms, improves outcomes associated with AD. This study team investigated the effect of 26 weeks[…]

NIH-funded study reports advance in blood-based detection of ptau181, a biomarker of Alzheimer’s disease

The National Institute of Health debuted a press release on March 2 following the study’s findings being published in Nature Medicine the same day. The study reported an advance in the development of a blood test to detect pathological Alzheimer’s disease for people displaying dementia symptoms. The study was led by researchers at the University of California, San[…]