Department of Neurology

March 1, 2022

Brain Awareness Week 2022

Wednesday, March 9, 2022
4:00-5:00pm PST

Alzheimer’s disease is a common form of dementia that leads to devastating cognitive and neurological deficits. However, despite affecting an estimated 6.2 million adults in the US alone in 2021, its causes are poorly understood and no effective treatments exist to halt or reverse the neuron death caused by the disease. How the disease starts — and what happens in single cells across the brain as the disease progresses — is similarly unknown. Research at the Allen Institute for Brain Science and elsewhere on the types of cells that make up the human brain has applications for understanding what is happening in Alzheimer’s.

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