The IU Precision Health Initiative’s Alzheimer’s disease research team is focused on a novel approach to ultimately preventing Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers are studying how the body’s own immune system may impact the underlying biology associated with cognitive decline, the primary symptom of Alzheimer’s disease. The team is planning to establish new immune biomarkers associated with Alzheimer’s disease that together, with existing Alzheimer’s biomarkers, will help better predict onset and progression. Once determined, researchers will investigate and develop immune-based therapies that not only positively influence biomarkers of the disease, but that are also tailored precisely to an individual’s own biology.
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Listen to IU School of Medicine neurologist Liana Apostolova, MD, explain Alzheimer’s disease, how it is treated, and the most promising areas of research on Healthcare Triage, a podcast hosted by IU School of Medicine faculty member and New York Times contributor Aaron Carroll, MD.