In this episode of "Behind the Blue," Sanders-Brown director Linda Van Eldik talks about the center's involvement in some of the most important discoveries in the history of Alzheimer's research and what they are doing now to advance the science.
In the past, using "Alzheimer’s disease" & "dementia" interchangeably was a generally accepted practice. Now there's rising appreciation that a variety of diseases & disease processes contribute to dementia.
Linda Van Eldik, director of the UK Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, received $5.5 million from NIH and the Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation. She developed a drug that is ready for its first round of testing in humans.
Research from the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging presented at the Society for Neuroscience annual meeting has identified two potential ways to predict vascular cognitive impairment and dementia (VCID) – the second leading cause of dementia behind Alzheimer's disease.
Scientists from four different institutions are working together to identify a biomarker for Alzheimer's Disease using mice that travel an 850-mile circuit to test the efficacy of special technology called Quest MRI.