Alzheimer’s disease

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A ball for awareness

“Memory Ball was started in 2012… to raise awareness for Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s disease is not just a disease that affects people who are in their 70s or 80s. It can affect people that are in their 50s, their 40s — really in the prime of their lives.”

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Two new brain studies hit science labs at UTSC

Medical researchers at the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) have been working around the clock to get brains ticking. Two new studies hit the science labs early last week.

Prof. Kagan Kerman and chemistry student Anthony Veloso applied a new approach to examine amyloid plaque formation in Alzheimer’s disease. Joining the chemistry board is author of Neuron and new chemistry professor at UTSC Xiao-an Zhang, who examines how zinc governs the formation of memories in the brain.

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Laughter preserving memory

When Sheida Richardson looks at her father, Ted Richardson, she sees a man with a great sense of humour, a man who loves to make others laugh.