Center Faculty Publish New Finding on Ezrin Protein’s Link to Tau in Neurodegeneration

Irving Vega, PhD and Scott Counts, PhD of Michigan State University recently published, “Ezrin expression is increased during disease progression in a tauopathy mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease” with Bentham Science Publishers. Drs. Vega and Counts discovered that increased Ezrin protein abundance is associated with early stages of neurodegeneration in models experiencing a pathological aggregation of[…]

Colleen Greene Keeps her Mother’s Memory Alive by Fundraising for the Center

Meet Colleen Greene, Wellness Coordinator & Exercise Instructor for the U-M MHealthy program. Colleen is one of our Center’s generous donors for the past nine years. Following the death of her mother from Alzheimer’s disease, Colleen wanted to do something to contribute to finding a cure for Alzheimer’s disease. Uneasy about the prospect of raising[…]

The Latest in Alzheimer’s Disease Research from AAIC18

At the end of July, 23 faculty and junior investigators from our Center traveled to Chicago to attend the 2018 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC18) – the world’s largest conference focused on Alzheimer’s and dementia research. Many new research findings are announced at this venue. Following the conference, Dr. Bruno Giordani, Associate Director of the[…]

Announcing Launch of “Dementia for Scientists” Online Curriculum

The Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Core Center is pleased to announce the release of its “Dementia for Scientists” curriculum.  The curriculum is now available to view on YouTube here. The goal of this curriculum is to provide a broad and current introduction to important aspects of dementias and dementia-related research.  The target audience is junior investigators. Why[…]

Staff Spotlight: Matthew Perkins, Michigan Brain Bank Coordinator

Matthew Perkins is the coordinator of the University of Michigan Brain Bank. The Michigan Brain Bank collects, stores, and distributes brain tissue to the scientific community to support research into a variety of neurological diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease, ALS, and bipolar disorder. This program, and other brain banks[…]

Announcing the 2018-2019 MADC Pilot Project Awardees

The MADC is proud to support innovative, high-impact research into new ideas about the causes and treatment of dementias through our Pilot Project Program. This program offers “kick-starter” research funding to younger investigators at the University of Michigan, Michigan State University, Wayne State University, and Veteran Affairs Ann Arbor Health System so that they can[…]

Center Presence at 2018 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference

Faculty and junior investigators of the Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Center are heading to the 2018 Alzheimer’s Association’s International Conference (AAIC) this weekend in Chicago, IL. AAIC is the world’s largest international conference focused on Alzheimer’s and dementia research. Our team has a large presence at the event with 23 faculty and junior investigators being represented[…]

Center Faculty & Junior Investigator Publish New Work on the Value of MRI in Evaluating MCI

The Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease recently published the work of Data & Statistical Core leader, Hiroko Dodge and Junior Investigator, Jiayu Zhou, among others. Their paper, ”The added value of diffusion MRI in evaluating mild cognitive impairment: a multicohort validation,” investigated MRI’s role in identifying healthy controls from those with mild cognitive impairment. Prior to[…]