Medical research

Tackling the ethical considerations of dementia research

When Emily Largent worked as an ICU nurse at UCLA, she didn't shy away from the difficult cases. It wasn't necessarily the medical procedures themselves that were challenging; caring for patients after organ transplants or ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Big data analysis powers the fight against Alzheimer's

Alzheimer's disease has always had its puzzles and contradictions. For Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) researcher Vladislav Petyuk, whose research on the progressive, age-related disease spans over a decade, ...

Neuroscience

Researchers discover how immune cells prevent cognitive decline

Could the underproduction of poorly understood immune cells contribute to Alzheimer's disease and other forms of cognitive decline? A Rutgers study in Nature Immunology suggests it may—and that increasing these cells could ...

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