Experimental evolution as a cure for Alzheimer's disease

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a leading cause of dementia in older adults
• AD is a tauopathy due to the abnormal aggregations of tau that characterize this disease.
• Recent research shows a link between the development of the tauopathy and the disruption of the circadian rhythm.
• HYPTHOTHESIS: Animals that are resistant to tauopathy-mediated sleep disruption are resistant to memory loss
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Abstract/Description: Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a leading cause of dementia in older adults • AD is a tauopathy due to the abnormal aggregations of tau that characterize this disease. • Recent research shows a link between the development of the tauopathy and the disruption of the circadian rhythm. • HYPTHOTHESIS: Animals that are resistant to tauopathy-mediated sleep disruption are resistant to memory loss
Subject(s): Molecular Neuropharmacology and Biomarker Discovery Research Lab
Undergraduate Research
Alzheimer's Disease (AD)
Tauopathy
Circadian rhythms
Date Issued: 2021