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Brain donation is a priceless contribution to knowledge that leads to the development of more effective treatment for Alzheimer’s disease. It is also critically important to be able to study brain tissue of individuals with no memory or other cognitive problems. This allows scientists to compare normal and abnormal brain tissue, which will lead to […]

FAQ: Lumbar punctures (LP)

How long does it take? The LP takes approximately 20 to 30 minutes, with an additional 30 minutes to rest after the procedure. Does it hurt? You can expect pressure when the needle is inserted and may experience brief leg pain while the needle is positioned. Can I be paralyzed if the needle hits the […]

Participant Appreciation Day 2011

The Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC) hosted its fourth annual Participant Appreciation Day on May 11, 2011. Our staff was joined by 58 participants and caregivers. Following a warm welcome by Margaret Sewell, Ph.D., presentations included information about genetics, new treatment approaches, and the experience of participating in a clinical research trial. Sam Gandy, M.D., […]

Gene Associated with Type 2 Diabetes Is Low in People with Alzheimer’s Disease

From October 12, 2010 MSSM Press Release Mount Sinai School of Medicine researchers have found that a gene associated with the onset of Type 2 diabetes also is found at lower-than-normal levels in people with Alzheimer’s disease. The research, led by Giulio Maria Pasinetti, MD, PhD, The Saunder Family Professor in Neurology, and Professor of […]