The Role of Genetics in Alzheimer's
(Approx. 14:18 min) Featuring: John Hardy, Ph.D-National Institute on Aging, NIH; Gerard Schellenberg, Ph.D-University of Pennsylvania
Is Alzheimer's inherited? What is my risk? With two of the international leaders in the field, we answer these questions and learn about the role genetics plays in the development of drugs to prevent the disease.
Momentum in Science: The Supplementary Series
- Understanding and Attacking Alzheimer's 12 min
- How Far We Have Come in Alzheimer's Research 15 min
- Identifying Mild Cognitive Impairment 20 min
- The Role of Genetics in Alzheimer's 12 min
- Advances in Brain Imaging 11 min
- Looking Into the Future of Alzheimer's 6 min
- The Connection Between Insulin and Alzheimer's 21 min
- Inflammation, the Immune System, and Alzheimer's 29 min
- The Benefit of Diet and Exercise in Alzheimer's 16 min
- Cognitive Reserve: What the Religious Orders Study is Revealing about Alzheimer's 20 min
- Searching for an Alzheimer's Cure: The Story of Flurizan 30 min
- The Pulse of Drug Development 15 min
- The DeMoe Family: Early-Onset Alzheimer's Genetics 25 min
- The Nanney/Felts Family: Late-Onset Alzheimer's Genetics 20 min
- The Quest for Biomarkers 17 min
- Hope in Science
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- Age is the best established risk factor for Alzheimer's. Genetics may also influence risk of developing the disease, and when.
- 54% of the adult U.S. population has been touched by Alzheimer's. Read more.