Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive and irreversible brain disorder that begins with memory loss and eventually interferes with a person’s ability to perform daily tasks. It is the most common cause of dementia among older adults. McGovern researchers are using brain imaging technologies to study memory, and how it changes over the course of a lifetime.
Estimated number of Americans living with Alzheimer's disease.SOURCE: Herbert et al.
Percentage of Americans with Alzheimer's dementia (AD) by age. 44% with AD fall into the 75-84 year group.SOURCE: Herbert et al.
Feng Zhang discovers and develops CRISPR tools with the potential to diagnose and treat disease, including disorders affecting the nervous system.