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  • 11/29/16
    Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have developed a new mouse model using tau tangles isolated from the brain's of Alzheimer's patients, giving a more accurate progression of the neurological disease.
  • 11/11/16
    Today, in America, a high school freshman studying science is as old as the last Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved treatment for Alzheimer's disease. Soon, this may change.
  • 10/26/16
    Private interests may shape evidence to support drugs’ clinical benefit. A key strategy missing from the ambitious Alzheimer’s disease plan signed into law by President Obama six years ago could send investigational drugs down a precarious pipeline, argue two physicians from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Michigan in JAMA Internal Medicine journal.
  • 10/20/16
    John Trojanowski and Virginia Man-Yee Lee of the Perelman School of Medicine have been conducting Alzheimer’s research for more than 30 years, and have made three major discoveries—all of which have become strong foundations for those working on Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders around the world.
  • 10/02/16
    The story of Mary Casavecchia and the house she won't leave began decades ago. There was a brief, disastrous marriage to a man who made her heart flutter, then abandoned her. She was on her own, raising two children on a bookkeeper's pay.

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