The next "Big Thing" in Alzheimer's Disease (AD) prevention just might have something to do with mice! Dr. Karen Ashe, Director of the N. Bud Grossman Center for Memory Research and Care, has been working for years to create models of AD in mice in order to study the disease in order to eventually find a cure. Her scholarly persistence has made her a superstar in the world of AD research. Now, with the help of new technology created by Dr. Michael Koob, Dr. Ashe is poised on the threshold of another AD breakthrough. The collaboration between Drs. Ashe and Koob exemplifies the high standard of excellence in cross-cutting research at the University. In addition to her scientific collaborators, Dr. Ashe credits the many donors and supporters of her research. Read more at: http://give.umn.edu/content/hope-alzheimers-sufferers.
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