Helen & Robert Appel Alzheimer’s Disease Research Institute

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Samantha Meadows Receives the 2019 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship

Astrocytes have many functions in the brain and have recently been shown to modulate cognition. However, it remains unclear exactly how astrocytes affect cognitive function and if those mechanisms ...

BrightFocus Foundation Awards 3-Year Research Grant to the Orr Lab

In this newly funded project, the team will test the safety and efficacy of novel therapeutics that selectively target mitochondrial free radicals. They will gather vital preclinical data in...

Sixth Annual Alzheimer’s Symposium Explores New Neuroscience Frontiers

As the global population ages, neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s are becoming increasingly prevalent. But thanks to cutting-edge research from investigators at the Helen and Robert Appel...