Faculty News Weekly Round-Up, July 7

July 7, 2017 by   |   Leave a Comment

UVA School of Medicine Faculty News Weekly Round-Up
July 7

• UVA Study Focuses on ‘Speed Bumps’ Protecting Against Alzheimer’s Disease

Dedicated to the study of Alzheimer’s disease, UVA biology professor George Bloom’s lab has spent the last decade working to expand the scientific community’s still-primitive understanding of the disease’s underlying biology. A recently published study from Bloom’s lab is helping to solve one of the devastating brain disorder’s underlying mysteries, explaining how certain proteins convert previously healthy nerve cells into neurons afflicted with Alzheimer’s.

The findings have been published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease.

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