From WUSTL Arts & Science’s Hold That Thought…
Hold That Thought aims to bring academic inquiry to a broader audience, with the unifying concept of exploring the many ways that researchers tackle issues affecting individuals, societies, and our worldwide community.
Each season, we select a few topics to explore and then bring together thoughtful commentary on those topics from a variety of experts and sources. We hope this approach provides a nuanced, multi-faceted view of complex ideas.
Exploring Alzheimer’s, Memory episode #5: According to the National Institute on Aging, experts estimate that more than five million people in the United States have Alzheimer’s disease, a condition that damages memory and cognitive function. Dr. David Holtzman – Professor and Chairman of the neurology department at the Washington University School of Medicine, and associate director of the Charles F. and Joanne Knight Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center – explains what is happening in the brain of someone with Alzheimer’s. He also describes his own laboratory’s research into the disease and shares why he believes that it should be treatable.
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