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Postdoc Profile: Hannah Twarkowski, PhD

Hannah Twarkowski, PhD, is a postdoctoral fellow in the lab of Amar Sahay, PhD, investigating how neurons can write, update and store memories.

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Alzheimer’s Disease Expert Says Future Treatment Success Will Require a Shift in Strategy and Timing

Rudy Tanzi, PhD,future success in treating Alzheimer’s disease will come from earlier diagnosis and treatment guided by an individual’s family history and genetic risk factors.

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12 Days of Research at Mass General: Untangling the Connections Between Alzheimer’s Disease and Mental Illness

In the 12 days leading up to our holiday hiatus, we are looking back on the past year and sharing some highlights in Massachusetts General Hospital research news from each month of 2017. But before we get to the research, we want to thank you for following along with the Research Institute in 2017! We’ll […]

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Study Predicts Alzheimer’s Cases to Double in US by 2060. How Mass General Researchers are Fighting Back.

Scientists at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) released some unsettling new estimates about the number of individuals affected with Alzheimer’s disease this week—and how that number is expected to skyrocket in the near future. The NIH team estimates that there are 6 million Americans who currently have either Alzheimer’s disease or some form of […]

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How a 3D Model of Alzheimer’s Disease is Providing New Hope in the Search for Treatments

Reigning in Alzheimer’s disease continues to be a challenge — more than 10 million families are affected by this degenerative neurological disease, and the number of patients dying from the disease has increased 68 percent since 2010. In the past decade, attempts at developing drugs to slow or halt the progression of Alzheimer’s disease have […]

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Researchers and Clinicians Revolutionize Prevention Efforts for Brain Disease

What if you had a strong family history of Alzheimer’s disease, but weren’t currently showing any symptoms? What could you do to stave off the cognitive decline and loss of memory associated with this devastating disease? A team of researchers and clinicians at Massachusetts General Hospital wants to be your resource in situations like these. […]

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Both Patients and Researchers Have a Role to Play in Preserving Brain Function

Reposted from the Mass General Giving Website Brain health is key to living a long and happy life. Too many Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s and other brain conditions that rob them of their memories, their independence and their lives. In fact, 1 of every 3 seniors dies due to Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. […]

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For Alzheimer’s Patients, Every Day is the Longest Day

June 21st is not only the longest day of the calendar year, but it is also a special day focused on Alzheimer’s disease (AD), an irreversible progressive form of dementia that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills. The challenges of living with AD make each day the “longest” in terms of sheer survival. The Longest Day […]

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Alzheimer's researchers Rudy Tanzi, left, and Robert Moir are working on finding an infectious cause of Alzheimer's disease.
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Probe of Alzheimer’s Follows Paths of Infection

Mass General researchers Rudy Tanzi and Robert Moir are investigating amyloid beta’s role in the body. Their findings could possibly open new fronts for treating or preventing Alzheimer’s disease by attacking infection before plaques begin to form. You can read more about their research here.

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Doctors Look To Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease Decades Before Symptoms or Diagnosis

Healthcare providers are focusing more on prevention, given recent discoveries into this degenerative neurological condition. Meanwhile, treatment and management remain challenging, as families and caregivers often struggle to find appropriate and affordable care. Check out this interview from New Hampshire Public Radio which includes Massachusetts General Hospital cognitive neuroscientist and instructor of neurology, Jonathan Jackson, […]

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