Researchers Explore Alzheimer's Causes

1 decade 10 months 2 weeks ago Saturday, June 09 2007 Jun 9, 2007 Saturday, June 09, 2007 1:51:43 PM CDT June 09, 2007 in News
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Much of biochemist Grace Sun's research focuses on the effects of the protein A-beta. The protein is present in everyone's brain, but it shows up in greater quantity and is more active in people with Alzheimer's. In another study, Missouri biochemistry Professor Gary Weisman and his research group are focusing on how A-beta can contribute to Alzheimer's-related brain inflammation. The researchers were recently awarded a $6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to continue their work for five years. They had just completed five years of work under a previous $5 million grant from the health institutes.

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