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Summer 2010

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Alzheimer’s Memory Problems May Originate with Oligomers, Not Amyloid Plaques

From “Mount Sinai Press Release,” dated 4/27/10 A recent study published in April 2010 in the Annals of Neurology suggests that the prevailing theory of sticky amyloid plaques as the cause to Alzheimer’s disease may in fact be wrong. New research by Sam Gandy, M.D., Ph.D., the Associate Director of the Mount Sinai Alzheimer’s Disease […]

Could head injury be a risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease?

The first evidence of a link between history of head injury and risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease (AD) was a case report of AD pathology in the brain of a 38 year-old man who had suf- fered a single episode of a head injury 16 years earlier. This finding lead to the idea that head […]

ADRC hosts the 3rd Annual Participants’ Appreciation Day

On April 22, 2010, the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC) hosted its third annual Participants’ Appreciation Day. The program included presentations by Dr. Mary Sano, the Director of the ADRC, on outcomes of recent research, Dr. Samuel Gandy, the Associate Director of the ADRC, on exploration of new research, and Dr. Hillel Grossman, the Director […]

Patrick Hof, MD reports on animal emotions on WYNC’s Radiolab

Patrick Hof, M.D. was recently featured in an interview with WYNC’s Radiolab that was broadcasted over the airwaves back in February 2010. The show’s main focus was on animal emotions, about which Dr. Hof showcased his work on the cetacean (i.e, whale, dolphin, and porpoise) brain , and about the discovery of cetaceans of a […]

Sam Gandy, MD, PhD serves as panelist at the New York Stem Cell Foundation Symposium

The New York Stem Cell Foundation held a symposium on Alzheimer’s disease at The New York Times’ ‘Times Center’ on March 25, 2010. Sam Gandy, M.D. Ph.D., Associate Director of the Mount SInai ADRC, was one of the panel- ists. The focus of the symposium was the promise of stem cells for understanding com- mon […]

Mann Foundation hosts 5th Annual Mann of the Year to benefit Mount Sinai’s ADRC

Jeff Mann and the Mann Foundation hosted their 5th Annual Mann of the Year awards at the legen- dary Cipriani 42nd Street in Manhattan. The renowned venue was decorated in gorgeous greenery and elegant purple hues, representing Alzheimer’s awareness. Proceeds from the event benefit our Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC) at Mount Sinai and center […]

Ask the Expert: Why have so many drugs that seem promising as treatments for Alzheimer’s failed when studied in actual patients?

These are the most important topics of research in Alzheimer’s. The answers to these questions hold the key to our ability to decipher the disease and find curative interventions. These are the questions that the Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI) was designed to answer.

Goodbye and good luck to our clinical research coordinators!

This summer, our clinical research coordinators and dear friends, George Marzloff, Devin Bove, Andrew Vigario, and Rachel Shiovitz will be departing the ADRC. George will be starting medical school this upcoming September at Ross University on the island of Dominica. Devin will be starting a Masters program in Counseling Psychology and Marriage & Family Therapy […]

Mary Sano, PhD speaks at James J. Peters VAMC Annual Research Day

The James J. Peters VAMC Research and Development staff hosted The Annual Research Day marking 85years of pioneering research accomplishments. This years theme was “VA Research: 85 years of Discovery, Innovation, and Advancements for Veterans.” The event hosted a series of short essays by our research staff explaining the most innovative and current re- search […]

Margaret Sewell, PhD to speak at New York’s Alzheimer’s Association Forum

The New York City Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association will be holding its 10th Annual Early-Stage Memory Disorders Forum for Caregivers and Professionals on June 29, 2010 from 8:30am—3:30pm at the New York Academy of Medicine, located at 1216 5th Avenue (at 103rd Street) in New York. This Forum focuses on the challenge of finding […]