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Inflammation and Alzheimer's Disease

Inflammation and Alzheimer’s Disease

Inflammation is a very complex set of processes that are geared towards identifying, attacking and removing pathogens. In other words, the human body uses inflammation to rid itself of foreign invaders such as bacteria and viruses. These stimulate inflammation when they’re present in the brain or anywhere in the body where they shouldn’t be, and inflammatory response molecules move in that area to attack them.

Researcher

Watch: 2016 Funded Researcher Carlos Rodriguez-Ortiz, Ph.D.

Dr. Carlos Rodriguez-Ortiz of UC Merced was recently awarded a $150,000 research grant from the Alzheimer’s Association. Bill Fisher, CEO of the Northern California and Northern Nevada chapter, presented the check at the campus, along with a team of supporters and advocates. Dr. Rodriguez Ortiz is studying a molecule called miR181, which may be an important new factor in the cause of Alzheimer’s disease. In this video, he talks about his quest to find information that will lead to a cure.