UA researchers work to postpone Alzheimer

September 2, 2009

By hammersmith

[Source: Daily Wildcat] – Memory loss in old age might seem unavoidable, but not to UA researchers are studying the brain for ways to prevent diseases like Alzheimer’s.

Carol Barnes, associate director of UA’s BIO5 Institute, as well as a Regent’s professor in psychology and neurology, has been researching the brain at the UA for 19 years. In order to understand how Alzheimer’s occurs, Barnes said she focuses on how the brain ages normally.

For more information: UA researchers work to postpone Alzheimer’s