Category: Research


Genetics in Alzheimer’s Disease

Is Alzheimer’s inherited? In this video, John Hardy, Ph.D., of the National Institute on Aging, explains how genes cause disease, the difference between deterministic and risk genes, and which genes of each type are...


Insulin and Alzheimer’s Disease

Nearly 21 million Americans have diabetes, a disease that makes the body less able to convert sugar to energy. According to the American Diabetes Association, 27 percent of people aged 65 and older in...

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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.