We kick off a new series called "Central." We’ll be road tripping up Central Avenue, from South Mountain to North Mountain over the next few weeks.
Banner Alzheimer's Institute Receives National Institute of Health Grant
Banner Alzheimer’s Institute announced it will embark on a new Alzheimer’s research trial with funding from the National Institute of Health. The institute received a $33.2 million award for research on prevention of late onset Alzheimer’s disease.
Dr. Pierre Tariot said the research trial will consist of participants taking a treatment to see if it helps prevent symptoms of Alzheimer’s such as memory loss.
“We will be administering a particular experimental treatment to these folks that blocks the abnormal processing of a protein in the brain called amyloid that may play a critical role of development in Alzheimer ’s disease," Tariot said.